Fashion Magazine nº 7. Illicit
Following the blazing success of Martin Parrs edition of the experimental large-format Fashion Magazine, which featured work shot exclusively by Parr, even down to the ads, and sold out almost immediately upon publication in the UK last year, Magnum Photos presents the next instant collectors item in this series, featuring work by the New York fashion photographer Bruce Gilden.~In this edition, Gilden works together with the New York Times Fashion Editor Anne Christenssen to investigate the Seven Deadly Sins of Fashion: Power, Fame, Addiction, Body Worship, Fantasy, Illicitness and Exclusivity. The seven sections will not be bound together like a traditional magazine, but will instead come in one large and sturdy plastic envelope of 15 x 11 inches. Contributors include Anna Piaggi (Italian Vogue), Bob Colacello (Vanity Fair), Azzedine Alaia, Hedi Slimane (Dior Homme), Hubert Selby Jr. Ingrid Sischy (Interview), Chantal Ross (Yves Saint Laurent), Viktor & Rolf, Jean- Paul Gaultier and Carlo Ducci (Italian Vogue). The creative directors are Nicolas Guiraud and Christophe Rénard. The publication will have a major New York City launch at Milk Studios in June of 2006.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946, Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden began exhibiting in 1971 and has since shown his work in galleries and museums the world over. He has received numerous grants and awards including three National Endowments for the Arts Fellowships, a Villa Medicis Hors les Murs, a New York State Foundation for the Arts Grant, the European Award for Photography, and a Japan Foundation Fellowship.