Martin Parr: Fashion Magazine. Photographs and text (in English and French) by Martin Parr. Designed by Christophe Renard. Contributions (in English and French) by Lawrence Benaïm, Martin Bethenod, Charlotte Brunel, Karine Porret, Paul Smith, Eric Troncy, Frédéric Sanchez, Michel Gaubert, Christian Lacroix, Violaine Binet, Eric Dahan, Sonia Rykiel, Christian Biecher, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Tamsin Blanchard, Victoire de Castellane and Olivier Zahm. Designed by Christophe Renard. Julien Frydman/Magnum Photos, Paris, 2005. 216 pp. Tall quarto. First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 300 copies. Stiff photo- illustrated wrappers. With SIGNED, numbered C-print laid in (shown at right; print measures 11.75 x 7.75 in./30 x 19.6 cm.).
From the publisher: "Fashion Magazine by Martin Parr is a collector's item published by Magnum Photos. For this particular Fashion Magazine, Martin Parr did all of the fashion shoots as well as the illustrations for the magazine section and for the advertisements. Almost half of the photographs are brand new and produced especially for this publication. Under the editorial direction of Laurence Benaïm (editor in chief of Stiletto magazine) and of Martin Bethenod (director of the FIAC art fair), prestigious personalities were invited to comment on these images: Christian Lacroix, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Victoire de Castellane, and Tamsin Blanchard (just to mention a few) were willing to pay tribute to this atypical artist by sharing their views on his pictures."
'Letter from the editor:
Welcome to my very own fashion magazine! I am pleased to assemble the many fashion shoots I have been commisioned to do over the last few years and to add new shooting for spring 2005 to create this special edition. As I wanted to take every photo in the magazine, it also meant doing the advertising, the travel and food photos and the culture sections. If there was a theme to this magazine, it is the everyday things of life. We go to the office, go shopping in the mall and supermarket, visit the dentist and of course head to the beach to swim and relax. Some of the shoots feature models, some are people who were cast in the street, sometimes you cannot tell the difference. Some shoots resemble documentary, some look more like fashion, they can even look like art. What is exciting is that it is difficult to tell the difference. The traditional boundaries of these worlds are slipping away and I am enjoying exploring these new fusions.'--Martin Parr
Fine+ with pristine print.