Monday, September 13, 2010

Cindy Sherman for Balenciaga

If there is any reason to break out of my vacation mode it's fashion and photography. Since I'm in the country during New York fashion week and it's raining, I found myself procrastinating online and I came upon this incredible collection of images.

Last Friday during Fashion's Night Out in New York City, the art-chameleon and one of my favorite photographers and creative forces, Cindy Sherman, appeared with Balenciaga's creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, at the brand's Chelsea flagship to debut the artist's trademark portraits, dressed exclusively and completely in Balenciaga. What do you get when you combine the minds of these two geniuses? Take a look for yourself.

CIndy Sherman/Balenciaga

I'm assuming that the works are going to stay up at the store past fashion week - I mean, I hope they do because I'm heading over there as soon I get back to the city to see them for myself. I've been studying and admiring her work forever and I last saw her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and she's just incredible. While the stories behind her photo narratives may be up for interpretation, her ability to capture the soul of every woman she conveys is unquestionable, often leaving us astounded, shaken, and deeply touched by her work.

Shot in 2007 and 2008 Sherman posed as various characters: the fashion victim; the aging doyenne; the delirious clubber. “It was inspired by the idea of party photos seen so often in magazines where people, desperate to show off their status and connections, excitedly pose to have their picture taken with larger-than-life-sized smiles and personalities,” explains Sherman of the series.

CIndy Sherman/Balenciaga

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CIndy Sherman/Balenciaga

CIndy Sherman/Balenciaga

CIndy Sherman/Balenciaga

Photos and certain text via Nowness, Fart Guide and
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1 comment:

mahvash saba said...

Nice picture... Great Work!!!