Very good plus in very good dust jacket. SIGNED by Mario Testino in black marker at the top of page 2. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Stephen Gan, Greg Foley and Patrick Kinmonth.
Shot over a span of five years, this lovely volume captures the glamorous hustle and bustle of the business of presenting and marketing high fashion at the European Spring and Fall designer shows. Featured are great, informal images of the collections, designers, models, stylists, seamstresses and sundry hangers on at work and play in the fields of John Galliano, Christian Dior, Gucci, Givenchy, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chloe, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix, Martine Sitbon, Balmain, Missoni, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Yohji Yamamoto, Sonia Rykiel and others. This glamorous and sexy photographic expos raises the curtain on the international world of haute couture, offering an insider's view from one of today's hottest fashion photographers. Black hardcover has red lettering on cover and spine.Dust jacket has light edgewear with a small tear at the base of the DJ spine and a second small tear at the DJ flap upper right hand corner. DJ corners also show a bit of wear.
In Front Row/Backstage, Mario Testino's relaxed photos capture the fantasy of the high-fashion world. They take readers to recent fashion shows and are organized in an almost play-by-play manner. In the book's introduction, Vogue editor Anna Wintour reminds readers how Testino's signature style is clearly visible in his portraits of the late Princess Diana: Although we had seen a million pictures of Diana, we had never seen her looking so relaxed, accessible and modern as when Mario photographed her. This accessible feeling is one that Testino projects onto all of his subjects.
Here Testino shows the backstage preparation for the top designers' runway shows, the photographers preparing, the audience being seated, the models dressing, and the show itself. He has captured some of the most groundbreaking collections and innovative presentations, such as Alexander McQueen's flooded runway and his winter collection, during which snow poured down onto all of the models. Other noted shows include Yohji Yamamoto, Givenchy, Chloe, Christian Dior, and John Galliano. The moments Testino captures are timeless: they seem to hold so much beauty and effortless style that they feel current.
Only a peek at the date of a show reveals that some images are from many collections ago. The action and movement of the shots give a whole new life to past and present visions of our fashion gurus and icons.
Fashion shows have become a kind of performance art. It is a case of be there or be square as models, clothes, music, and light make new ideas come to life in front of one of the most discerning and critical audiences for any art form.
In his new book Front Row/Backstage acclaimed Vogue photographer Mario Testino has captured the excitement and drama of the international shows in. Testino has conjured a collage of images from these intense, hectic, beautiful events, contrasting the chaos and reality behind the scenes with the moment on the catwalk when a woman is transformed into an icon of chic. Testino invites you to share his coveted seat in the front row to witness the fleeting moments of fashion as it happens. Then he celebrates the hidden world behind the scenes as the worlds most beautiful women are unceremoniously hurled into their next outfit from Lacroix. Gucci, Chanel, Dior, and Givenchy.Front Row/Backstage is a chance for us to witness firsthand the most exclusive fashion moments through the eyes of the world's hottest fashion photographer. The item "SIGNED Mario Testino Front Row Gucci Dior Chloe Versace Alexander McQueen HC DJ" is in sale since Saturday, February 27, 2010. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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