Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I love new/old discoveries! Like when you see an image and admire it, but never really know whose image it is. Such is the case with Jeanloup Sieff. I have always loved his work without knowing it was his until I was reading the pages of Italian Vogue and realized he was the photographer of some of the most iconic images of all time!
Jeanloup according to WIkipedia!
Jeanloup Sieff (November 30, 1933 – 20 September 2000) was a fashion photographer.
Sieff was born in Paris to parents of Polish origin. His interest in photography was first piqued when he received a Photax plastic camera as a birthday gift for his fourteenth birthday. He recalled his holidays in Polish winter resort of Zakopane as a period when photographing newly met girls he got really hooked on photography. In 1953 he attended the Vaugirard School of Photography in Paris, later on moved to the Vevey School in Switzerland, and in 1954 he was already working as a freelance reporter, leaving aside his brief interest in cinema.
In 1956 he began shooting fashion photography, and in 1958 he joined the Magnum Agency. His work for them made him travel to Italy, Greece, Poland and Turkey. He settled in New York for a number of years in the 1960s, where he worked for Esquire, Glamour, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, becoming extremely popular in America.
He won a number of prizes, including the Prix Niepce, the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in Paris in 1981 and the Grand Prix National de la Photographie in 1992. He photographed many celebrities, among them Jane Birkin, Yves Montand, Alfred Hitchcock, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Yves Saint-Laurent, and Rudolf Nureyev. Dancers and nudes were two recurring themes in his works. Jeanloup Sieff died in Paris, September 20, 2000 at the age of 66. His daughter, Sonia Sieff, is a known photographer.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Two words that came to mind when perusing the racks of Prabal Gurung's Spring 2012 collection were Sophisticated and Sensual. This makes sense as the collection's inspiration derives from Noboyushi Araki's "Sensual Flowers" series. Two of my favorite pieces were the "peekaboo" purple dress and the engineered printed blazer. Both pieces in keeping with a very wearable appeal. For those of you who are unfamiliar with, Prabal Gurung, he is a New York based designer by way of Nepal. A graduate of Parson's School of Design, his unique combination of simplicity and Panache has drawn accolades in the fashion community. The experience of seeing and feeling the collection up close really makes one appreciate the craftsmanship and true design involved in the collection.
The Prabal Gurung trunk show is showing through tomorrow afternoon
@ Gus Mayer
Green Hills Mall
for more information visit www.gusmayer.com
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Monday, October 3, 2011
The Belcourt theater is one of Nashville's cultural staples, and what better venue to host a fashion show. Last night marked the closing of the 2nd annual nD festival complete with a fabulous fashion soiree. For those not in the know, the nD festival is a weeklong event set to raise funds for the Belcourt theater and it's many contributions to the arts in Nashville. The event kicked off with silent bidding for prizes donated by several Nashville vendors. After guests mingled, the festivities continued with a 3 part fashion show by designers Jamie and the Jones, Bodkin and Steven Alan. Each collection was preceded by a video presentation to compliment each collection, how very suitable for a movie theater! And of course a night in Nashville is never complete without music. Ears were abuzz with sets by the likes of Holly Williams and Indie country darling Nikki Lane.
The festivities were capped off with desserts in the 1966 theater and a dash through the back door!
Thanks to Rose Mary Gorman
Elle Long and Libby Callaway
to view collections visit