A fash-packed #STYLEreads
here by features editor @louisamcg
GUY BOURDIN: IMAGE MAKER
Lose yourself in the surreal fashion imagery of the legendary Guy Bourdin in this glossy new tome of his works. Originally trained as a painter (he was a protégé of Man Ray), Bourdin went on to become one of French Vogue's chief photographers, working to create some of the magazine’s most iconic pictures between the 1940s and 1970s (look up his avant-garde shoes series). And if you want to see any of it in person, an exhibition of his works will be on display at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin from 1 December.
PETRA COLLINS: COMING OF AGE
24-year-old Petra Collins is leading a wave of young, feminist fashion photographers championing the 'female gaze' in the industry right now. A new book compiles the best of Collins’s dreamy, soft-focus aesthetic alongside personal essays and a diverse range of sitters, including friends such as Tavi Gevinson (with whom share shares an apartment in New York). THE STORY OF THE FACE: THE MAGAZINE THAT CHANGED CULTURE
The Face was the style bible for a generation. Launched in 1980 by the former editor of NME and Smash Hits, it remained at the constant cutting edge of social trends and ‘youth culture’ until its closure in 2004. This new book gives fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into the highs and lows of the influential publication that gave Kate Moss her first ever magazine cover as a fresh-faced 15-year-old.
AVEDON: SOMETHING PERSONAL
Richard Avedon was one of the most game-changing photographers of his generation, known for his arresting celebrity portraits for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. With quotes from the famous faces who worked with him - Brooke Shields, Naomi Campbell, Jerry Hall, and Cindy Crawford among them - this authoritative biography has been written by the woman who was his business partner and closest confidante until his death in 2004, and sheds light on one of the most notoriously private celebrities of the fashion industry | #Sponsored
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