Maxime Ballesteros is a Berlin based photographer, who was born in Lyon, France. His photos captures fetishism, sex, parties. Maxime Ballesteros said: “My work is really about questioning and interpreting our reality, our time, the world and life we try to create and are destructing. And sexuality definitely plays a key role in it.”
For the presentation of Saint Laurent ss 2021 collection Anthony Vaccarello chose the desert landscapes of North Africa. The collection is an amazing exercise in French chic – light, comfortable and hypersexual. Vacarello feels the DNA of the House of Saint Laurent very well. Vacarello feels the DNA of the House of Saint Laurent very well and convinces us of this with each of his collections.
André Edouard Marty (1882-1974) was an École des Beaux-Arts graduate best known for fashion illustration. He worked mainly in the classic Art Deco style.
Marty was one of four artists whose work appeared every year of the existence of leading fashion journal Gazette du Bon Ton (1912 to 1925). Marty also had illustrations published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and many others.
In the 1930s Marty worked as a costume and set designer for the theatre, cinema and ballet. Later he also produced designs for enamel vases, plates and jewellery.
The Akha are an ethnic group who live in small villages at higher elevations in the mountains of Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Yunnan Province in China. Their number is more than 500,000 people.
Women wear broad leggings, a short black skirt with a white beaded sporran, a loose fitting black jacket with heavily embroidered cuffs and lapels. Akha women are known for their embroidery skills.
The headdresses worn by the women are the most spectacular and elaborate items of Akha dress. Akha women define their age or marital status with the style of headdress worn. At roughly age 12, the Akha female exchanges her child’s cap for that of a girl. A few years later she will begin to don the jejaw, the beaded sash that hangs down the front of her skirt and keeps it from flying up in the breeze. During mid-adolescence she will start wearing the adult woman’s headdress. Headdresses are decorated by their owner and each is unique. Silver coins, monkey fur, and dyed chicken feathers are just a few of the things that might decorate the headdress. The headdresses differ by subgroup.
Traditional headdresses of Akha inspired Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino fw 2019/2020 Haute Couture collection.
Josef Liesler (1912- 2005) was a Czech surrealist painter, graphic designer, illustrator, exlibris and postage stamp designer.
He studied art at University of the Architecture and Structural Engineering, Prague in 1934-38 under professors Cyril Bouda, Oldřich Blažíček, and Josef Sejpka. He became a member of the Mánes Union of Fine Arts (1942) and SČUG Hollar (1945). He illustrated over one hundred book titles and he created many drawings of postage stamps and exlibris. He received a UNESCO award for the finest stamp design (Hydrologic decade). His production is represented in many prominent Czech and international collections, including the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence.
Simon Porte Jacquemus said he wanted his collection to talk of love and celebration, “like a simple country wedding or a harvest festival. He wanted to create something “bubble-like” to represent the moment. So he named the collection “L’Amour”.
American-English actress and model Kelly LeBrock was one of the most beautiful women of the 1980s. Her acting debut was in The Woman in Red (1984), co-starring Gene Wilder. She also starred in the films Weird Science (1985), directed by John Hughes, and Hard to Kill (1990), with Steven Seagal.
LeBrock began her career as a model at age 16. Her breakthrough came at 19, when she starred in a 24-page spread in Vogue magazine. Shortly afterwards, she contracted with Christian Dior to work for that fashion label for 30 days a year.
At 1980s Kelly Le Brock also had Gianni Versace‘s campaigns.
As a fashion model Kelly LeBrock became especially recognizable for the Pantene shampoo commercial spokeswomanwhose line, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful” became a pop culture catchphrase.
Kelly LeBrock subsequently appeared on numerous magazine covers and in fashion spreads, and became one of Eileen Ford’s most sought-after models.
Joe McNallyis american internationally acclaimed photographer, who has been shooting for the National Geographic Society since 1987. He has won four awards from World Press Photo. He has shot numerous cover stories and highly complex features for the National Geographic, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated.