A dazzling portrait of Yves Saint Laurent and his world of fashion over the last twenty-five years of his career, by legendary pioneer of backstage fashion photography, Roxanne Lowit Yves Saint Laurent is a name synonymous with style, elegance, and high fashion. When he came on the scene at Dior and then started his own line, he quickly changed the way people regardedhaute couture and the world of fashion itself. He revolutionized women’s eveningwear when he introduced le smoking, a woman’s tuxedo, and made couture accessible to a younger generation.
Yves Saint Laurent is Roxanne Lowit’s personal photographic history of Saint Laurent, the man and the fashion, from 1978, the year she first met him, to the last show he gave in 2002. With contributions from YSL’s muses and admirers, including Catherine Deneuve, Betty Catroux, Lucie de la Falaise, Pat Cleveland, and Valerie Steele, this book represents the backstage experience at YSL’s shows as Lowit experienced them herself.
Whether surrounded by beautiful models or peeking at the catwalk from the wings, every moment was a magnificent photo opportunity. Lowit shares magical moments of YSL with the world–intimate, social, absorbed in fashion–and creates a unique portrait of this towering figure of postwar couture.
Here are some photos I did yesterday for Tiffany's FW14/15 lookbook in Nicosia. All garments above by Alexander mcQueen. Below, twin set Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti. Make-Up and Hair by Andreas Zen. Photography by me...
Tinos island in Greece proved to be the antidote to any sort of dullness this summer. Breathtaking landscapes and immaculate color palettes filled my mornings and nights; friends with their stories, surfers going wild on every new sea-wave and celebrities visiting incognito were the main ingredients of my summer break.
Here's my friend Mara, looking gorgeous in the backyard of her home in Tinos. My camera went wild!
POLIMODA introduces Master in Art Directing – the bridge between design and business studies. Art Directors are creative leaders and leaders of creativity, people endowed with an innate sensibility, imagination and capacity to make decisions. They dig below the surface of everyday life to develop a productive dialogue between vision, craft, visual art, and the art of writing. Students in the October 2014 edition of the Master in Art Directing also have the unique opportunity to become involved in the development of the 17th Italy in May 2015. You will become an active player in this curatorial project!
This research-based program introduces creative thinking processes through a non-linear methodology embracing curiosity, intuition and perception. The course is visionary yet practical, embracing all possible concepts within six interconnected areas of study: Craft, Calligraphy, Body, Dress, Imagery, and Space.
The program is divided into three main periods. Each period or “moment” is designed to stimulate a specific creative quality: Curiosity is the main assumption of knowledge. By definition it knows no boundaries: this is the starting point of the course. Intuition is the ability to solve problems through bypassing conscious reasoning; it is often the mark of genius. Vision is the power of connecting; building bridges where they do not exist.
The philosophy of this advanced program is based on the creation of small class sizes ensuring a high level of instruction and interaction throughout. A 40 week program immersed in an environment that stimulates curiosity: high profile guest speakers by external visionaries will deepen the innovative teaching process.
I just found these two backstage snapshots I did back in 2011. The model wears one of the two costumes I designed along with Maria Mastori's jewellery and headpieces, focusing on Cyprus/Hellenic traditional heritage. The project was titled THE BETROTHED and the original photography for the museum's catalogue was by the amazing Thanassis Krikis. The costumes were exhibited both in Greece and Cyprus as well as in Amsterdam. Styling by Nicholas Georgiou with hair and make-up by Stellar. To see Krikis' photographs go to Vogue Italia, by clicking the link below http://www.vogue.it/people-are-talking-about/vogue-arts/2012/10/beyond-dress-codes