Anyone who ever was impressed by the spectacularly original and outrageously suggestive fashion photographs of the notorious French and Italian editions of Vogue from the red-hot seventies....will savor this collection of legendary images by the twisted visionary master, Guy Bourdin. Mr. Bourdin, alongside Mr. Helmut Newton, changed what was acceptable as images to sell luxurious, overpriced designer products. They introduced imagry inspired by pornography, violent crime scenes, surrealism, pop art and film noir to high-fashion magazines and started a trend that will never go out.....even though the versions recreated today no longer have the style, taste, artistry or originality of these masters.....ironic, considering both these master image makers were considered "depraved and tasteless" by many subscription-cancellers at their peak of editorial dominance. A superb example of a most sophisticated, well read and researched visual artist venturing way
off-road into questionable inspiration, but always ending up with a fantastically graphic and chic image....that successfully sold a hell of a lot of designer goods.