December 14, 1998 12:00 PM

photographs by Véronique Vial

Who says supermodels and actresses always look stunning? Certainly not Véronique Vial, a French-born photographer who captures some of the world’s most glamorous women in one of life’s potentially most unglamorous settings: at home in the morning, just after the alarm goes off. Sure, some subjects in these black-and-white photos, like former model Helena Christensen, can’t help but look radiant in bed; model Frédérique van der Wal tips matters in her favor by posing nude. But other shots, such as a poignant one of Demi Moore and her ailing mother, reveal more raw beauty than any fashion spread. (powerHouse, $45)

Bottom Line: Eye-opening photos of famous women at dawn

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