“Burning desire” was the theme of the Mercedes-Benz key visual campaign, but it wasn’t only the latest CLA Coupe model that was set alight whilst shooting. “My hair caught on fire at one stage,” said German model Lucie von Alten, “I was leaning against the car and I just heard sizzling.”
Dangers aside, von Alten and her girlfriend, singer Eliot Sumner, enjoyed the chance to appear alongside each other. “We shot together for one of my record covers, and then for Marc Jacobs, but this was especially fun,” Sumner said.
The pair is staying in Berlin after fashion week to catch up with friends and Sumner will take to the stage at Fusion festival at 4 a.m. on Sunday. She is excited to be in Berlin again after touring the U.S. for a few months. “I know I’m always going to have such a great time in Berlin that I never bother booking a return flight until I’m here.”