Louis Vuitton X Vogue Paris
By Paul Kolyer
A great gift this season would be Rizzoli's Louis Vuitton Fashion Photography edited by Michel Mallard. It features the editorials of Vogue Paris fashion editors through 1999 to the present. I am biased but I love their work the most! In the foreword by Martin Harrison, he states: "The photograph has to a large extent replaced the diary. If the fashion photograph is generally considered to provide a highly specialized record of society, it nonetheless addresses with some acuity our dreams and desires, as well as our appearance." I like to think this applies to Kellina de Boer's IWTBAA, IWTBAB, and IWTBAR, in that the fashion editor has stepped to the front of the camera and captured our dreams and desires with their own real life personal style. We can "have our cake and eat it too" by enjoying their photographic stylings as fashion fantasy and aspiration, and relish real life glimpses of their street and event clothes, worn with modern elegance and ease! The obsession with style never goes out of style, and what fun it is,"the icing on our cake"!
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