martes, 1 de mayo de 2012

The chic of Araby

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. 
"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."