Tuesday, February 9, 2010
In Praise of Ellen Von Unwerth
The first Vogue editorial I remember feeling both obsessed and inspired by was Nadja Auermann in 'She is an Enigma'. The dark, shouldering, Newton-esque shots spoke to me in some way. I wanted to be her, in the man suit, cigarette in mouth, exuding confidence, style &, strength whilst and still looking attractive & womanly. Sexy women in suits, heralding the fabulous Tom Ford @ Gucci & Dolce & Gabbana man-style suits that were yet to arrive on the catwalk. I had the head shot above my head. Years later, I found out who shot it - one guess!
A few more faves - Note that there is a theme here - rock & roll, cigarettes, louche & languid poses, lips, long hair and smokey black eyes! Kind of shaped my aesthetic for years to come.