So love that Fleur du Mal is branding that #NSFW experience. Helmut would have smiled.
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“I had read too many stories about magazines losing image troves, whether because they were poorly maintained, thrown out by accident, or deemed unimportant to posterity. But you need only visit any designer’s studio and see the vintage portraits and fashion photographs pinned to the wall to understand that these pictures carry weight; that they are points of reference and inspiration, not simply commercial images made to sell dresses.”
Anna Wintour in the foreword to Nostalgia In Vogue.
I recall a brilliant writer , (I believe it was Hilton Als) expressing the discouraging sentiment that in fashion, people are suspicious of words and the people who ply too heavily in them.
HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004) #22 (Catherine Deneuve) unique Polaroid print signed in ink (on the verso) 3 x 3¾in. (7.5 x 9.4cm)Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2011-10-14 22:00.
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To have conventional (or even unconventional) beauty and then to have a mind than can craft beautiful objects...it' s the kind of unfair blessing that only makes sense in fashion. Our case study for the theory today? Elsa Peretti, she of the well to do Roman family, educated, according to Wikipedia at the Volbicela School in Rome, with a diploma in interior design. 5' 9" and of course an ex-model, Elsa fled to NY where she fell in with the Halston circle and started designing the landmark jewelry that became inextricable in spirit from the clothes.