Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Image of the Day

The chic of Araby in 1976, a photo by David Bailey from Walter Albini and His Times: All Power to the Imagination (Marsilio), a new book by Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi. Albini, a contemporary of Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent, reached great critical acclaim but died young in 1983 and has since been largely forgotten. From a recent post at The Moment:
Not long before he died, Albini had announced that fashion was dead, "that it was only about styling now," Tonchi says. To make his point, Albini presented a "non-collection" of bits and pieces borrowed from journalists, photographers and designers, assembling them into static looks hung on a wall with plaster masks of his face.
Visit The Moment to read the post and to see more images; Walter Albini and His Times is published by Marsilio and available from Powell's and elsewhere.

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