Visionaire No. 20: Comme Des Garcons - Photographs London Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips
  • Catalogue Essay

    Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons had always been an inspiration to us, so it seemed only appropriate that with this issue, Rei became our very first guest editor. To strike up our ‘dialogue’ with her, we conceived the issue as a ‘visual interview.’ From the beginning, she expressed a desire to see really strong fashion photography, and opened up her archives and chose her favourite pieces for select photographers to reinterpret…at Rei’s request, Nick Knight mixed Comme des Garcons with Alexander McQueen and created what turned out to be one of the most reproduced Visionaire images ever and one of Visionaire’s most successful and fastest selling editions.
    Contributors include: Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Karl Lagerfeld, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Nick Knight, Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Craig McDean & M/M, Mario Sorrenti, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Paolo Roversi and Steven Klein.


Edited by Stephen Gan, James Kaliardos, Cecilia Dean and guest editor, Rei Kawakubo (for Comme Des Garcons). Designed by Florentino J. Pamintuan, Greg Foley and Tsuguya Inoue. Pictorial Cardboard Portfolio. Loose plates and ephemera laid into an oversized trompe l’oeil fabric-print box. Visionaire Publishing, New York, 1997.
Portfolio case: 47 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm. (18 1/2 x 12 x 1 in).
Number 76 from an edition of 2,800.

£1,500 - 2,500 Ω

Sold for £1,875


16 May 2009, 3pm