THE BEST 20 FASHION PHOTOGRAPHERS

1° – Mert & Marcus 

Mert & Marcus, who are Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, top the list for multiple reasons — the breadth of their work across publications (Vogue USA, Vogue Italia, W Magazine, Pop Magazine, Numéro, and more) and brands (Louis Vuitton, Missoni, Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Kenzo, Miu Miu, and more), their unique style since joining forces in the mid 90s, and their ability to make innovative use of digital technology. Their work boasts perfection, both in their photography and in the presentation of their subjects, which is a result of fine-tuned craft and attention to appearance. In the genre of fashion photography, where perfection is paramount, Mert & Marcus are undoubtedly, and continually, at the top of the game.

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2 ° -Nick Knight

 

Nick Knight came up through fashion, beginning with a book of photographs titled Skinheads that he released in 1982 while still a student in the U.K. He was soon noticed by i-D Magazine, Yohji Yamamoto, and Peter Saville, and has now shot campaigns for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Jil Sander, Lancôme, Levi Strauss, Yves Saint Laurent, and more. He’s shown work internationally and was even appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Birthday Honors.

In November 2000, Knight launched SHOWStudio.com, a site dedicated to cutting-edge fashion media. It’s been recognized as a huge contribution to the fashion world in its experimental nature and its wide variety of top-notch, influential contributors.

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 3 ° – Inez & Vinoodh

 

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin have been unstoppable since they joined forces in 1986. Their talent was noticed by the fashion world after they created successful fine art projects together, notably for Lawina, MoMA PS1, and BLVD Magazine. They’ve challenged, reinvented, and rejuvenated fashion photography in ways no one can deny, winning countless awards for their work with Vogue, Paris Vogue, Vogue Italia, W, Visionaire, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Uomo Vogue, Interview, and others. They’ve also done iconic campaigns for houses Yves Saint Laurent, Balmain, Nina Ricci, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Isabel Marant, Giuseppe Zanotti, Lanvin Homme, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and more. Their legacy thus far has been that of being pioneers in digital photography and creating a style of their own in the fashion photography world.

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 4 ° -Steven Meisel

 

Steven Meisel’s career started with work for Vogue and W. The fashion and music worlds became more aware of him through his photographs for Madonna’s 1992 book, Sex. From a young age, he was obsessed with beauty and models, who at the time were Twiggy, Veruschka, and Jean Shrimpton. The story goes that at twelve years old, he would have his girl friends call agencies, pretending to be secretaries of Richard Avedon, so he could get pictures of the models. Although he studied fashion photography at Parsons, he got the attention of Seventeen Magazine, after they saw the portfolio photos he took for his model friends as favors. His career is also marked by launching the careers of designers, stylists, make-up artists, hair-stylists, and models who he “discovered,” such as Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Kristy Turlington, Lara Stone, Coco Rocha, and Raquel Zimmerman, who he’d feature in Vogue and Prada ad campaigns. He’s also credited for launching the career of Ross Van Der Heide after he showed his work to Anna Sui. He continues to photograph every cover of Vogue Italia, maintaining a close relationship with its editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani.

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5 ° – Mario Testino

 

Mario Testino is such an iconic and legendary photographer by now that it’s hard to believe he grew up wanting to be a priest, or that he dyed his hair pink to get noticed when he did realize he wanted to be a photographer. He’s shot an overwhelming number of celebrities and cultural icons, from Diana, the Princess of Wales to Emma Watson, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Kristen Stewart, Gisele Bündchen, and Lady Gaga. He and stylist Carine Roitfeld are credited with reviving Gucci in the mid-90s with their groundbreaking, provocative ad campaigns. He’s continued to shoot for nearly every magazine, in addition to Burberry, Gucci, Versace, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Estee Launder, Michael Kors, and more. He continues to receive royal commissions, and in 2002 had a massively successful show at The National Portrait Gallery in London titled Portraits, which went on to tour in other cities internationally.

 

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6 ° – Bruce Weber

 

Bruce Weber is legendary. He’s shot some of the most iconic Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Versace ads to have ever been made, and continues to shoot for Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Elle, and Interview. He got his start atGQ in the late 70s, but received widespread recognition for his Calvin Klein ads in the late 80s and early 90s for his in-your-face black and white images of both heterosexual and homosexual couples. He has also collaborated extensively with Ralph Lauren and done music videos for the Pet Shop Boys.

 

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7 ° – Patrick Demarchelier

 

Patrick Demarchelier’s career began to take off in the early 90s, when Elle, Marie Claire, 20 Ans Magazine, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar took notice of his immense talent. He solidified a 12-year collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar, has shot covers for nearly every major fashion magazine, and did iconic ad campaigns for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Celine, TAG Heuer, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. In 2005, he was awarded the contract for the Pirelli calendar. He continues to be a force in fashion photography and has interestingly been referenced in The Devil Wears PradaSex and the City, and America’s Next Top Model.

 

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8 ° – Rankin

 

John Rankin Waddell, who goes by the name, Rankin, has had an immense photography career so far, of which fashion is just the tip of the iceberg. He, along with his partner, Jefferson Hack, started Dazed & Confused magazine, and since, he’s also started AnotherAnother Man, and HUNGER — all magazines that champion top-notch photography and art direction. His work for numerous other publications quickly became fine art exhibitions, ad campaigns, documentaries, and music videos, and he’s found brilliant ways to connect his work with philanthropic efforts. In short, Rankin’s influence as a fashion photographer has launched the careers of others to unexpectedly incredible proportions.

 

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9 ° – Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller’s raw, overexposed style has made his work unmistakable. Mostly shooting in color, he has shot every Marc Jacobs campaign since 1998, including ones featuring celebrities like Winona Ryder, Sofia Coppola, Rufus Wainwright, M.I.A., and others. He tends to include himself in his photographs — in 2005, he photographed himself with Cindy Sherman for a Marc Jacobs ad. Teller also has close collaborative relationships with Helmut Lang, Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, and Céline. He has shown in a multitude of group and individual exhibitions, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Venice Biennale. In 2008, he and Marc released the book Juergen Teller: Marc Jacobs Advertising 1997-2008, which quickly sold out via pre-order.

 

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10° – Annie Leibovitz

 

Annie Leibovitz is most known for her portrait photography and editorial work, most recently for a multitude of Vanity Fair issues since the 80s, yet her work crosses over to fashion. However, her career began as a staff photographer forRolling Stone Magazine, which she eventually became chief photographer for. She went on tour with The Rolling Stones in 1975, work for Vanity Fair in 1980, and launch Numérous exhibitions, books, and collaborations since. Many of her images have a huge place in our culture today, including the December 8, 1980 image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, five hours before he was shot and killed. She photographed Queen Elizabeth II for her official Virginia state visit picture and the controversial Miley Cyrus topless Vanity Fair cover.

 

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11° – Ellen von Unwerth

 

Ellen von Unwerth’s style is erotic and feminine, with an understanding of beauty that’s all her own. Interestingly enough, she was a model for ten years before pursuing a career as a photographer. The fashion world took notice of her skill after she shot Claudia Schiffer, and since, she’s shot for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview, Arena, L’Uomo Vogue, and more, in addition to publishing books and winning countless awards. She’s also known for shooting the early GUESS Jeans campaigns, which she shot again for the company’s 30th anniversary.

 

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12° – Terry Richardson

 

Terry Richardson’s name is nearly synonymous with fashion photography, if not the entire genre of photography itself. His past as a serious bass guitarist in a punk rock band suggested that he wouldn’t follow in the footsteps of his photographer father, but he did, and has done incredibly well for himself. His style has always been highly sexualized and controversial, causing some to say that he’s re-instilled rawness into fashion photography, and causing others to say that he takes it too far.

While his work includes — but is not limited to — fashion photography, he’s shot for brands Marc Jacobs, Aldo, Supreme, Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent, and more, and has done covers and spreads for GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair, i-D, Vice, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed and Confused, and others. He had his first solo show TERRYWOOD at OHWOW Gallery in LA earlier this year.

 

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13°- Mariano Vivanco

 

Mariano Vivanco, like many photographers on this list, got his start at Dazed & Confused. While working for the magazine in 2001, he met and began collaborating with stylist Nicola Formichetti (now Lady Gaga’s fashion director) on numerous iconic covers. Since, he’s published seven books for Dolce & Gabbana and photographed extensively for Vogue Hommes Nippon, Numéro, Numéro Homme, i-D, Dazed & Confused, Hercules, Details, GQ Italy, GQ Spain, Wonderland, Allure, Elle, and Vogue. He has three portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, of Lily Cole, Nicola Formichetti, and Rafael Bonachella. Having shot a ton of celebrities at the early stages of their careers, he published the book Ninety Five Chapel Market in 2008, which included Seinna Miller, David Gandy, Lily Cole, and others. He has recently done extensive collaborations with Formichetti, Mugler, and Lady Gaga, which includes photographing her for i-D Magazine’s “Exhibitionist Issue,” wearing Mugler.

 

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14° -Steven Klein

 

Steven Klein studied painting before moving into his career as a photographer. His ad campaigns for Calvin Klein, D&G, Alexander McQueen, and Nike, in addition to spreads and covers for Vogue, i-D, Numéro, W, and Arena, catapulted him quickly into a realm of the greats. He’s collaborated extensively with Madonna, most notably on multiple W Magazine editorials and a traveling installation called X-STaTIC PRO=CeSS, which also included a limited-release book. His fashion photography, as a whole, has led him to work with other pop stars — Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Britney Spears — in both photo and film.

 

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15° – Peter Lindbergh

 

Peter Lindbergh is a fashion photography icon, interpreting the medium ingeniously in both commercial and fine art capacities since the late 70s. He got his start at Vogue but was quickly noticed by The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Allure, and Rolling Stone. He shoots mostly in black and white, inspired by early German cinema and the Berlin art scene of the 1920s. In 1988, he shot Anna Wintour for her first cover of Vogue. In January 1990, he shot the iconic Vogue cover featuring Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington. Besides his commercial work, his 1986 exhibition put on by Comme des Garçons was a massive hit, his 1996 book 10 Women by Peter Lindbergh sold over 100k copies, and his shows and retrospectives at Bunkamura Museum of Art, the Met, and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art have broken attendance records. He’s ambitiously ventured into film and other genres of photography, always knowing how to create a classic image.

 

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16 ° – Craig McDean

 

Craig McDean had been trained as a car mechanic before studying photography. He began as an assistant to Nick Knight and did editorials for i-D and The Face, before getting noticed by Jil Sander, Calvin Klein, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, W, andAnother Magazine. He now shoots campaigns for Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, and Estée Lauder.

 

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17° – Alasdair McLellan

 

Alasdair McLellan’s work can be found across publications, from W Magazine toSelf Service, Vogue, V, LOVE, Another, i-D, and more. He’s shot ad campaigns for Emporio Armani, David Beckham for H&M, Equipment, Calvin Klein, Y3, and Longchamp, and in 2012, he photographed the popular image of Kate Moss smoking a cigarette for Supreme.

 

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18° – David LaChapelle 

David LaChapelle was put on in the photography world by none other than Andy Warhol, who noticed his talent, and assigned him work for Interview Magazine. His work hasn’t been strictly fashion or commercial, but much of his success can be attributed to his blurring of editorial, fine art, and fashion. He’s shot iconic spreads, covers, and ad campaigns for Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and i-D, in addition to a plethora of celebrity portraiture. His style has retained its hyper-realistic, highly saturated aesthetic, often making social commentary.

 

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19° – Karl Lagerfeld 

Karl Lagerfeld is mostly known as the head designer and creative director of Chanel, but his photography career is lasting and impressive. Among his notable projects are Visionaire 23: The Emperor’s New Clothes (series of nude models and celebrities), a 2005 V cover of Mariah Carey, a 2011 VMAN cover of Kanye West, and his 2012 Little Black Jacket exhibition.

 

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20° – Mario Sorrenti 

Mario Sorrenti became well-known from his nudes for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaarand ad campaigns for Calvin Klein. Always provocative and stunning, his work forW, Self Service, Vanity Fair, Another Man, Lancôme, Paco Rabanne, Benetton, and the Pirelli Calendar 2012 is equally impressive. He continues to shoot and show work internationally, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

 

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ONCE UPON A TIME: COCO CHANEL

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COCO CHANEL – ONCE UPON A TIME
COCO CHANEL - ONCE UPON A TIME
COCO CHANEL – ONCE UPON A TIME
Coco Chanel: Masterful Storytelling in The Luxury Branding Industry

In order to appreciate the brand, you need to understand the magnificent lady behind it.  You also need to understand how she viewed the world, the struggles she faced, and the humongous mountains she had to move to get herself and her brand (one and the same) to where it is today.

You see, Chanel is not just another luxury fashion brand. It’s a philosophy, a state of mind, a statement, a label, worn with pride to say to the world I’ve arrived,  ….

Chanel’s foray into brand storytelling is a good example of how luxury brands should advertise.  After all they’re not selling a product, they’re selling a lifestyle, they’re selling status and most importantly,  they’re selling heritage.

Heritage commands big bucks at the tills and this is exactly what Chanel have masterfully communicated with their story-styled ad.

The main reason why this particular brand story works so well is because it ticks off all the elements of a good story.

First off, it starts with Once upon a time… brilliant!

It also has..

A Poweful Plot:  Woman out to change the face of fashion against all odds

Strong characters

  • Protagonist- Coco Chanel
  • Antagonist:  poverty/society

A Struggle – Against poverty and society’s fear of change and the unknown

A Resolution: Coco Chanel overcomes all odds and decides to continue on with the journey she started.

What I love most about the story, is its open narrative which maintains its relevance across generations

What do you think of the Chanel brand and their latest story-styled ad?  Share your views

THE ONE THAT I WANT – CHANEL N° 5

CHANEL N°5: The One That I Want – The Film

You say Chanel and attention grows. Imagine if we talk about the scent-Myth No.5 and the new commercial, starring an intense and (really good as an interpreter) Gisele Bündchen. Put then the signature of director Baz Luhrmann (the same who had directed the legendary spot with Nicole Kidman) and the result will be the ones to remember.
Here the movie … In a few seconds is condensed a new woman, sports, mom, supermodel, no longer a diva who runs away from real life but on the contrary, the lives and choose. The final scene sees a dead run for Manhattan.

IMPORTANT : GET UP AGAIN

FALL DOWN ON THE CATWALK

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Model is a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it! It seems a paradox to think that parading on a catwalk of ten feet or remain motionless in front of a goal is hard work. Yet the poor models do not have an easy time during stressful fashion weeks or during a photo shoot in outside wearing a bathing suit while out are -10 degrees. Even more difficult is with Gazelle out, back straight and head up high, on stilts by 20 centimeters, managing to keep the concentration and balance to avoid falling on candida catwalk. Even the wonderful circulating giraffes are human beings and like all mortals may run into embarrassing falls. In these cases it is not “style falls” but real capitomboli, those who would pale even more glamorous supermodel there is.

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The fall of the Angels “-Yes, even the angels of the earth fall flat as all mortals. The terror of falling under the watchful eyes of fashionistas, fashion personality system and Vip is one causes constant stress that grips the models from all over the world. Despite the best efforts of concentration even the best top models sometimes end down. In General any embarrassment amused smiles, someone flees crying, the more casual you enhance continuing the catwalk as if nothing had happened, others parade through the heels, guilty of the unfortunate fall down, and go on the catwalk.

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The culprits are them, those amazing shoes that all fans are watching with dreamy eyes, with bramante, but then considered lucky, after the fall, for wearing a pair of sneakers ground level. Mega stilts from sculpture heels and huge proved para of improper weapons, beautiful accessories that turn against the person who has them so much loved and worshipped. The object of desire of improvvio turns into a dangerous instrument from which stay away. A fashion model is forced by profession to wear the aforementioned murder weapons, for this reason she lives in constant terror, with the spectre of the embarrassing fall on the catwalk. FALL DOWN ON THE CATWALK FALL DOWN ON THE CATWALK

The designers, creators of evil improper weapon express their creative talents through the height of the shoes. It almost seems that creativity is directly proportional to the height of the heel. Who does not remember the beautiful Armadillo Alexander McQueen, beautiful as dangerous as shoes, almost 30 centimeters tall. During the fashion shows of the late genius of several fashion models refused to wear these creations for fear of imminent, and virtually certain, risk of falling. It seems that the only one that has no problem with trampoli kilometer is the Queen of pop Lady Gaga which runs undisturbed on top high fashion footwear signed McQueen and not only.

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Jennifer Lawrance Oscars 2013

The malice of the Viewer – it must be said, with a bit of naughtiness, that for those who are comfortably sitting a few inches from the fall runway live view is really funny, a little before the tragic event which is very difficult to retain a loud laugh. The “runaway” fall down “is a bit less fun for the unfortunate turn to which we must acknowledge a great courage. Who would get up and keep walking as if nothing had happened, especially under malicious gaze of thousands of spectators?

JOE EULA – FASHION ILLUSTRATOR

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JOE EULA – FASHION ILLUSTRATOR – IN MEMORIAM

Joe Eula, an illustrator who caught the riotous curves of fashion from Dior’s New Look in the 1940’s until the end of Saint Laurent’s reign, died a week ago in Kingston, N.Y. He was 79 and lived in Manhattan and in Hurley, N.Y.

He died after going into a hospital recently because of pneumonia and a bad reaction to chemotherapy, said a nephew, Tom Eula.

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JOE EULA – FASHION ILLUSTRATOR

Although he was a free spirit who drew quickly and often cut his ties when it suited him, Mr. Eula was no artistic dabbler. His illustrations accompanied Eugenia Sheppard’s fashion columns in The New York Herald Tribune. He created album covers and concert posters for performers like Miles Davis, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler and the Supremes. He designed costumes for Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine. He illustrated Tiffany’s “Table Manners for Teenagers.” In 1970, he became creative director of Halston, acting as both instigator and provocateur.

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JOE EULA – FASHION ILLUSTRATOR
JOE EULA - FASHION ILLUSTRATOR
JOE EULA – FASHION ILLUSTRATOR

In 1973, when Halston and four other American designers went to France to present their clothes at Versailles opposite five French couturiers, Mr. Eula created the backdrop for the Americans’ set. When he discovered that the drapery they had planned to use fell short of the stage floor because of a faulty conversion from meters into yards, Mr. Eula went out and bought a roll of white seamless paper and, using black stove paint and a broom, sketched the Eiffel Tower. It was a sensation.

Speed and a gift for improvising combined with joie de vivre characterized Mr. Eula’s life: he wasn’t a designer, but he had judgment and flair that the best designers trusted.

He was born Jan. 16, 1925, in Norwalk, Conn., the second of four children. He was 2 when his father died and his mother, Lena, supported the family by running a grocery store. After graduating from high school in 1942, Mr. Eula enlisted in the ski-borne 10th Mountain Division, serving in the Italian campaign. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

After his discharge, in December 1945, Mr. Eula enrolled at the Art Students League in Manhattan. While he was still a student, his first illustrations were published in Town & Country magazine, when Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg was editor. He also did drawings for Saks Fifth Avenue.

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JOE EULA – FASHION ILLUSTRATOR

Mr. Eula’s illustrations were distinguished by a light, brisk hand and an unstudied sense of female movement. In the mid 50’s, he began his association with Ms. Sheppard, whose influential syndicated column, Inside Fashion, appeared in more than 80 newspapers in the United States. They attended the twice-yearly collections in Paris, with Mr. Eula duplicating in ink and charcoal the elegance he saw in the salons. He was present for Yves Saint Laurent’s first collection for Dior, in 1958, and for his last, in January 2002, with those sketches appearing in The New York Times Magazine. He also had a long association with Italian Harpers Bazaar.

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JOE EULA – FASHION ILLUSTRATOR
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His life was one of fortuitous intersections that seemed to characterize New York in the postwar era. He and the photographer Milton Greene met in the 40’s and used to hang out with jazz musicians like Mr. Davis, for whom Mr. Eula designed a black silk suit and later the cover for his album “Sketches of Spain.” He was present for Mr. Greene’s famous “Black Sitting” with Marilyn Monroe, and in 1960 the two men formed a partnership that eventually produced hundreds of images for Life magazine, including the cover with Faye Dunaway in “Bonnie and Clyde.” He also directed a television special for Lauren Bacall.

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JOE EULA – FASHION ILLUSTRATOR
JOE EULA - FASHION ILLUSTRATOR
JOE EULA – FASHION ILLUSTRATOR

Based on an invitation that Mr. Eula had designed for a benefit for Cesar Chavez and the National Farm Workers Union, Mr. Robbins asked him to design costumes for his 1969 ballet “Dances at a Gathering.” He also designed the costumes for Mr. Robbins’s “Goldberg Variations.”

Mr. Eula’s knowledge of style extended far beyond illustration. He spent much of the 70’s working with Halston.

“I’ve always maintained that, thanks to Joe Eula and Elsa Peretti, Halston became what he was in terms of style,” said the designer Fernando Sanchez, a friend of Mr. Eula’s since the early 60’s. “They really defined Halston’s style and the idea that chic doesn’t necessarily imply money.”

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JOE EULA – FASHION ILLUSTRATOR

In the 80’s, Mr. Eula began to spend more time at his home in Dutchess County, where even his arrangements of summer vegetables betrayed a critical eye. He designed a line of china for Tiffany based on flowers and animals, which the store continues to sell. He drew his last fashion illustrations in August for The Times, of a series of fall coats.

Addio Mr. Eula – R.I.P

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JOE EULA – FASHION ILLUSTRATOR – PORTRAIT

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An exclusive service that allows you to customize a selection of accessories in the ‘iconic palette of reds with a valuable combination of letters and symbols created by you.

 

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Valentino , un mito, una icona di stile e di eleganza – Valentino, a myth, an icon of style and elegance

THE 2 WORLDS OF PIERO TOSI

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Florence – Pitti Palace – Museum of the Costume – Piero Tosi Exhibition

Tribute to Maestro Piero Tosi

The art of the costumes from the donation Tirelli

Galleria del Costume, Ballroom , PITTI PALACE – FLORENCE – ITALY  

01.10.2014 | 01.11.2015

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Florence – Pitti Palace – Museum of the Costume – Piero Tosi Exhibition

The Costume Gallery is dedicating an exhibition to Piero Tosi in the year of his achievement Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. The teacher has worked as a costume designer, but establishing itself especially in the cinema alongside great directors among which we mention Luchino Visconti and others who have contributed to the history of Italian cinema such as Vittorio De Sica, Mauro Bolognini, Liliana Cavani, Franco Zeffirelli or Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Isabelle Huppert and Piero Tosi
Isabelle Huppert and Piero Tosi
Maestro Piero Tosi
Maestro Piero Tosi
Claudia Cardinale received the Oscar in the name of Piero Tosi at the Oscar Ceremony
Claudia Cardinale received the Oscar in the name of Piero Tosi at the Oscar Ceremony
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funny poster of the Oscars

Tosi has made use of tailors theater like that of Umberto Tirelli, with whom he collaborated today after many years after the death of the latter.

Claudia Cardinale - Il Gattopardo direct by Luchino Visconti
Claudia Cardinale – Il Gattopardo direct by Luchino Visconti
Portrait of Family - Costumes by Piero Tosi from the Gattopardo
Portrait of Family – Costumes by Piero Tosi from the Gattopardo
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Florence – Pitti Palace – Museum of the Costume – Piero Tosi Exhibition
Florence - Pitti Palace - Museum of the Costume - Piero Tosi Exhibition
Florence – Pitti Palace – Museum of the Costume – Piero Tosi Exhibition
Ludwig direct by Luchino Visconti
Ludwig direct by Luchino Visconti

The costumes by Piero Tosi, which are shown in the ballroom of the museum, are an important nucleus of a donation made by Umberto Tirelli Costume Gallery in 1986, including historical clothing and costumes, theatrical and film.

GOODBYE OSCAR DE LA RENTA

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OSCAR DE LA RENTA

A TRIBUTE 

The fashion world says goodbye to one of its icons: Oscar de la Renta, who died at the age of 82 years. The designer had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

To confirm the death of the famous fashion designer family, without offering any details.

Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, became famous in the early 60s you dress for Jackie Kennedy. And in his clothes have alternated many American first lady: 80s dressed Nancy Reagan, and later designed the clothes of Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush for the opening day of the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Clinton tied him to a special friendship: by introducing it to a retrospective of his work, Hillary Clinton has called synonymous with “elegance and timeless beauty. His clothes offer each of us the chance to feel special.”

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SARAH JESSICA PARKER WEAR OSCAR DE LA RENTA
OSCAR DE LA RENTA AND HIS FIRST WIFE
OSCAR DE LA RENTA AND HIS FIRST WIFE
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MR. OSCAR DE LA RENTA
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AUDREY HEPBURN AND OSCAR DE LA RENTA

In 2012, Clinton, along with another small group of friends – were guests in Punta Cana, where – he then said De la Renta – “There are two rules: there can be no talk of substance and nothing nice to say about other. ”

Many Hollywood stars who have worn his creations on the red carpet, Cameron Diaz and Nicole Kidnam. One of his latest creations was for what has been called the most powerful woman in London: Amal Clooney. The dress worn by the famous lawyer to pronounce the fateful yes with George Clooney has been made by De la Renta.

His name has come to the public with ‘Sex and the City’, where it was cited as a style icon and her creations praised and worn by the protagonists.

After studying painting in Spain, Oscar de la Renta fell in love with fashion and did the apprentice by Cristobal Balenciaga, who later became his mentor, before landing at Lanvin in Paris.

The first collection under his own name is in the mid 60s. De La Renta was married twice: his first wife, Francois de Langlade, editor of Vogue France died in 1983, and so far he has lived with his second wife Annette Reed and their eight dogs rescued from the pound. Dogs, as he himself said, dictated the timing of their life.

EMILIO PUCCI FOR BRANIFF INT’L

Emilio Pucci for Braniff
Emilio Pucci for Braniff

I want to dedicate this post at one of the most famous Florentine in the world, the Italian fashion designer and politician Emilio Pucci, Marchese di Barsento (1914-1992).

Known for his geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colors, Pucci designed some of the flarey flight attendant outfits for Braniff International Airlines during the 1960s and 70s. The History of Aviation Collection features the Braniff Collection of public relations materials that include images of Pucci creations.

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Rain Dome

The short-lived 1965 “Rain Dome” also known as the “bubble helmet” was supposed to protect flight attendant hairdos but it proved to be impractical leaving its only value in the publicity it generated.

The heavily-illustrated book, Emilio: Pucci Fashion Story, features seven images from the UT Dallas collection showing flight attendants in the early 1970s.

Emilio Pucci designed seven complete outfits for the Braniff hostesses, pilots and ground crew from 1965-1977. In 1968 Barbie doll accessories featured versions of his first four uniforms. There were turtlenecks, t-shirts, crop jackets and culottes. Among the most unusual was his first design, the “bubble helmet,” that consisted of a clear plastic hood worn by flight attendants between the terminal and aircraft to protect their hairdos from rain and wind from the jet engines. Braniff called it a “rain dome” but it was impractical and ceased after 1965.

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He also incorporated the “BI” logo into some of his prints. He used his designs on blouses and a line of wrinkle-free printed silk dresses at the urging of Stanley Marcus. He received the Neiman-Marcus Fashion Award in Dallas in 1954 and 1967.

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Braniff Airways, Inc. d/b/a Braniff International Airways was an American airline that operated from 1928, incorporated in 1930, until 1982, primarily in the midwestern and southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, South America, and in the late 1970s, Asia and Europe. The airline ceased operations on May 12 and 13, 1982 due to both high fuel prices and competition after implementation of the Airline Deregulation Act in December 1978.[1] Two later airlines used the Braniff name: the Hyatt Hotels-backed Braniff, Inc. in 1984-89, and Braniff International Airlines, Inc. in 1991-92.Braniff_International_Boeing_747-100_Rees

In 1978, Braniff Chair Harding L. Lawrence negotiated a unique interchange agreement to operate Concorde over American soil. Concorde service began in 1979 between Dallas-Fort Worth and Washington, D.C., with service to Paris and London on interchange flights with Air France and British Airways. Flights between Dallas-Fort Worth and Washington Dulles airports were commanded by Braniff cockpit and cabin crews, while British or French crews took over for the remaining segment to Europe. Transfer of registration took place in Washington each time Concorde flew into or out of the United States.

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Braniff became the registered operator of the planes while on U.S. domestic service, and the planes were physically re-numbered with temporary white adhesive vinyl. Registration was then returned to Air France or British Airways on the trans-Atlantic leg. Over American soil, Concorde was limited to Mach 0.95, though crews often flew just above Mach 1; the planes flew at Mach 2 over open water.[1]

Concorde service proved a loss leader for Braniff. Though Braniff charged only a 10 percent premium over standard first-class fare to fly Concorde – and later removed the surcharge altogether – the 100-seat plane often flew with no more than 15 passengers. Meanwhile, Boeing 727s flying the same route were filled routinely. Concorde service ended after little more than a year. However, the notoriety that Braniff received from operating Concorde was advertising that could not be readily bought.[1]

Although many postcards show a Braniff painted Concorde, the Braniff livery was never applied to the left side of any Concorde, and the aircraft remained in the colors of British Airways and Air France throughout the operation. Braniff ceased Concorde operations at the end of May, 1980

PACO RABANNE , MASTER OF ” METAL ”

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Paco Rabanne

18th February 1934: Paco Rabanne was born at San Sebastian in the Spanish Basque Country. In 1952: While studying architecture at the Beaux Arts in Paris, Paco Rabanne met many intellectuals and artists. To finance his studies, he produced accessories for the couturiers of the day and became involved in all forms of artistic expression. In the 1960s: Attracted by the tremendous energy stimulated by artistic research, Paco Rabanne decided to create Haute Couture clothing.

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1st February 1966: 12 experimental and unwearable dresses in contemporary materials, a collection title that sounds more like a manifesto. Rhodoid and metal, clips and soldered material, and black fashion models dancing to the rhythm of Marteau sans Matre by Pierre Boulez. Then the collections followed one after another, with leather, metal and fabric tending to become increasingly fluid.

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1966: creation of disposable clothing: paper dresses sold in envelopes.

1967: the first molded clothing offered a new perspective on the body, before knit fur and aluminum jersey arrived and altered once again the conception of classic clothing.

1969: Calandre his first fragrance for active women, a bottle circled in metal, a cypressy fragrance, a revolution for the time. After it he created a number of fragrances, always innovative, always ahead of their time: Paco Rabanne pour Homme in 1973, the first aromatic fern fragrance; Sport in 1986, offered a daring combination of tangy citrus; XS in 1993, mingling a variety of woods to underline the masculinity of men and women in 1994.

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Paco, a green, floral fragrance, was released in 1996, the expression of urban youth searching for movement and excitement. The complementary clothing line was precise and always in step with the times. In 1998, Paco Energy burst out in color: orange to wake up body and soul. The end of the century brought with it Ultraviolet, a message of serenity for the planet.

1990: Paco Rabanne created his women”s ready to wear line, a very stylish wardrobe. In perfect harmony with the Haute Couture creations, this new line took a proud stand for modernity with its innovative material, elegant simplicity, spicy femininity, and essential look.

1991: Trajectoire, Paco Rabanne”s first book and the second biography of the fashion designer, affirmed itself as a runaway success. That of a visionary who isn”t afraid of sharing his personal experiences with a public in search of spirituality. The book was followed by Le temps present and

La fin des temps, which went further still in this meeting with the public.

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1999: The master”s Haute Couture was now 34 years old, already had its place in prestigious museums all over the world, and had won every possible award.

Ready to wear would shortly blow out its ten candles. Paco Rabanne decided to stop working on Haute Couture, which he felt was not in harmony with the new millennium. Instead he devoted his energy to developing the entire brand.

Fascinated as always with art, music and design, he saw the year 2000 as a new adventure.

2000: Preferring to concentrate his work on the major women”s ready to wear line and accessories, Paco Rabanne decided to discontinue the Paco unisex brand in 2000. This decision coincided with a general policy of refocusing the Rabanne brand.

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In 2005, Patrick Robinson becomes Artistic Director.

In 2013, Julien Dossena becomes the new Artistic Director.

INTRODUCING THE ” PONCHOMANIA “

The Poncho is the mantle typical clothing of the peoples of South and Central America, with a central opening through which passes the head. The Paracas, a population that preceded the Incas, dressed Poncho already 500 years before Christ.6a00d8341c7a6053ef01a73dfc5f48970d-800wi

Going through the centuries is in the middle of the 19th century that the Poncho spread throughout South and Central America.

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From the Araucanian in Chile to the Argentinian and  Mexicans Gauchos, even using different names such as: Pala, Chamanto, Jorongo, Gaban, the Ruana The Poncho becoming the most used and popular garment , up to the present day with different uses and more refined.

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Ivan Bellanova Poncho

A new Italian Fashion Brand, IVAN BELLANOVA introduces its line of Beachwear Poncho, a unique series of colorful prints and fun Poncho.

18  phantasmagoric prints that will wrap you in a world full of color and life.

You can close your eyes and travel with the imagination in the beautiful and most exclusive corners of the earth wearing the poncho IVAN Bellanova.

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http://www.ivanbellanova.eu/poncho.html

The Concepts and Work of Issey Miyake

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Miyake’s unwavering approach to creation is the freedom to have ideas, unconstrained by any preexisting rules or framework, and to be able to make them realities through a tenacious process of research and experimentation. Miyake works in a manner that not only advances his own ideas but also cultivates skills in the people around him, constantly pushing both the tradition and the evolution of design.

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Today, Miyake is working toward his next stages of creation. Along with Sachiko Yamamoto and Manabu Kikuchi, who have served for many years as production chiefs for Issey Miyake’s collections, Miyake put together a select team of both experienced and young staff and established a new laboratory called Reality Lab. Reality Lab is already concurrently working on new designs that are intimately connected to society. These projects stem from the extensive research undertaken in preparation for the XXIst – Century Man exhibit directed by Miyake at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in 2008, and have since expanded into new research and development. The work at Reality Lab includes the development of environmentally-friendly and resource-conscious materials to remake and recreate even better things. In 2010 the group presented the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE collection, as well as the IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE lighting collection for Artemide in 2012 at Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building and the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano (the Milan Furniture Fair). The collections have each received great responses from throughout the globe.

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Making ideas, making things that have never been made before, and making new realities. Miyake continues to adopt this principal in his continuous creation of newer, ever more advanced designs for the 21st century.

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Fashion as theatrical performance: the Louis Vuitton fashion show in the station.


A big clock in the background marks the time of the big event. The setting is the ‘900s, the context is highly placed and sophisticated. And here between brakes screeching on the tracks and vapors fired that dissolve slowly emerges the great locomotive and from there begins the show. We are in the Louvre in Paris. The models fall one by one from their carriages in Mary Poppins style, accompanied by their faithful porter, who helps carry the luxurious Louis Vuitton trapeze, travel, bowling bag. They are noble, are retro, are the symbol of fashion. The clothes are almost secondary in front of this show. Silhouette of three parts with cape, dresscoat and short trousers above the ankle embellished with embroidery, decorative buttons and applications that are made, more and more precious.
The inspiration is the runway of Miuccia Prada. It was Marc Jacobs for the French fashion house to create it for Paris Fashion Week autumn / winter 2012. A pharaonic showwas defined. The fashion that aims to devise a representation that can support the media exposure of the product, turning into a real theatrical performance.