PART TWO – FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY : The Creation of Narratives, Fictions and the Glamorization of Otherness

What especially facilitated the diffusion and impact of Jean Paul Gaultier’s work was his understanding of fashion as an interdependent microcosm. Fashion is a system, and both the design of garments and fashion editorials stem from the same process, thus mutually feeding each other. In The Fashion System (1967), Roland Barthes analyzes fashion as a complex level … Continue reading

Recontextualized Fashion Editorial – Trail Blazers

Mario Testino, Trail Blazers (Daria Werbowy & Lily Donaldson), Vogue UK, March 2008  Mario Testino’ s March 2008 Vogue UK editorial featuring Daria Werbowy and Lily Donaldson took place in Cusco, Peru, where the two models are depicted as backpack travelers encountering this exotic culture. Their status of visitors is confirmed across the photographic series, … Continue reading