February 12, 2014

Make a Splash

? and Mert and Marcus

Jean Paul Gaultier’s 2009 SS campaign featured a denim-clad couple soaking in a bathtub. For Love Magazine’s SS 2013 issue, photographer duo Mert and Marcus also took to the tub when photographing Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss and Chloe Moretz.        

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February 3, 2014

Smoke and Mirrors

Erwin Blumenfeld and Mert and Marcus

German photographer Erwin Blumenfeld’s Dada background is evident in his collage-like images and photographic manipulations. In 1943, Blumenfeld would place model Lisette behind a full-length panel of fluted glass, photographing her rippled, fragmented silhouette. In 2012, photographer duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott ...

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January 20, 2014

Lady Godiva

John Collier and Walter Chin

Society takes peculiar measures when burdened with high taxes: Some throw tea into the harbor while others take to touring the town on horseback in the nude. The latter, of course, being the method employed by Lady Godiva, the 11th-century noblewomen whose husband would only relinquish the oppressive taxes he imposed on his ...

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January 13, 2014

Showers and Flowers

Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello and Camilla Akrans

For Numero’s June/July edition, photography duo Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello would dip model Coco Rocha into a bathtub, brightly colored flowers swirling around her, afloat in the bath water.  Appearing ethereal and weightless, Rocha resembles a Gustav Klimt mermaid. Nearly a year later, ...

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December 31, 2013

Bend Over Backwards

Helmut Newton and Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

A year after photographing YSL’s Le Smoking Jacket on a damp Paris street, Helmut Newton would photograph a beachfront Charlotte Rampling topsy turvey in a black one piece.  For the June/July 2012 issue of Vogue Paris, Dutch photographer duo Inez & Vinoodh photographed Gisele Bündchen similarly upside down in ...

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December 30, 2013

A Cut Above

Richard Avedon and Patrick Demarchelier

Vogue’s 1966 editorial, “The Girl in the Fabulous Furs” featured 26 pages of Veruschka swathed in exotic furs, traversing about Japan on the Bullet Train, (then, the world’s fastest train) along with her stay in a traditional Japanese inn where an additional room was required to house the abundant ...

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December 25, 2013

Penn it In

Irving Penn and Mario Testino

With the return of the midi skirt, along with Raf Simons citing the Dior archives as the predominant inspiration behind his latest collection for the house, it seems a sense of mid-century glamour is having a moment. As Vogue’s leading photographer, Irving Penn’s sharp postwar imagery pierced the pages of the ...

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December 24, 2013

McQueen Antoinette

Alexander McQueen and Victoria's Secret

To fête the release the Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette in 2006, Vogue enlisted Annie Leibovitz for an 18th-century-themed editorial starring Kirsten Dunst as the Dauphine. Photographed nowhere else but Versailles, Dunst is resplendent in designer interpretations of rococo fashions, descending the stairs of a ...

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December 13, 2013

Hats Off

Richard Avedon and Giampaolo Sgura

The same year the model would sign an unheard of six-figure annual contract with Revlon, Lauren Hutton was photographed by Richard Avedon for the July 1973 issue of Vogue. Posing for the 1973 cover story “The American Woman Today Part 1,” Lauren Hutton would serve as both the all-American beauty ideal of the ...

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December 9, 2013

Punked Out

Craig McDean and Terry Richardson

Celebrating the launch of Daft Punk’s fourth studio album, Craig McDean photographed the incognito duo alongside Karlie Kloss who sported a sort of helmet herself which took form as a thick straw-like bobbed wig. Published in Vogue’s July 2013 issue, the editorial featured the group walking about midtown ...

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