March 3, 2014

Top of the Ladder

George Hoyningen-Huené and Mikael Jansson

At a time when the draped, columnar and classically-inspired dress came into fashion, photography would also follow a neoclassical aesthetic. A major proponent of this photographic style was George Hoyningen-Huené, who often inserted Greek-like columns and classical architectural elements into his ...

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February 27, 2014

Throw In The Towel

Herb Ritts and Mario Testino

Mario Testino has taken to posting a series of instagrams aptly named and hash-tagged #towelseries. Testino has snapping behind-the-scenes photos of his subjects on set, including the likes of Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr and Candice Swanepoel, casual in terrycloth robes and towel-turbans. To promote Taylor’s signature ...

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February 24, 2014

50 Shades of Glasses

Bob Gruen and Alexei Hay

The album art of John Lennon’s 1974 record “Walls and Bridges” featured an image of the artist’s multi-bespectacled face, photographed by Bob Gruen. The over-accessorized pic riffed on Lennon’s ever-present round specs. For Elle Italia‘s April 2011 issue, photographer Alexei Hay showcased the season’s ...

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February 20, 2014

Ride A Wave

Martin Munkacsi and Gianpaolo Barbieri

With a background in reportage and sports photography, Hungarian photographer Martin Munkacsi became a pioneer in active, candid-style fashion photography.  Ca. 1929, Munkacsi captured a motorcyclist in Budapest splashing his way through a puddle; the image typified the photographer’s dynamic images so full of ...

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February 18, 2014

Extra Extra

ET and Sebastian Faena

It would seem the cultural impact of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 film ET knows no bounds, apparent even in the realm of fashion. For the fourth issue of Carine Roitfeld’s fledgling magazine CR Fashion Book, the 80s flick directly inspired the editorial “E.T. A Tale of Friendship and Loss,” photographed ...

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