Hint’s Haidee Findlay-Levin gives a nice overview of the recently release Purple Anthology (Rizzoli), covering 15 years of the influential fashion rag, Purple. “Purple captured a moment in the 90s by linking art and fashion in a very particular way. It’s not that the two worlds hadn’t co-existed before (Andy Warhol merged them brilliantly), but this time editors Olivier Zahm and Elein Fleiss commissioned art photographers to shoot fashion, achieving a uniquely raw and spontaneous aesthetic… The covers, meanwhile, broke all the rules of market research. Wolfgang Tillmans’ image of a man peering between a woman’s naked legs, Vivianne Sassen’s blindfolded figure and Vincent Gallo in a Balenciaga dress, shot by Terry Richardson, are just a few of the standouts.”
A great read over at Hint. Purple Anthology is available now from Amazon.