SCHIAPARELLI WORN BY CONTEMPORARY WOMEN
by BillyBoy* & Lala
Since an early age and especially since the first exhibition of his collection in Paris in 1984 (see page 2), BillyBoy* has regularly photographed pieces from his haute couture collection on real people instead of still Stockman dress forms or mannequins. This aesthetic statement, which aims to enhance the garment in a living context has been developed over the years. This work is illustrated on this page with photos taken since 2007, a long-term project which will continue for the year 2013, in Switzerland, with celebrities and various personalities as well as anonymous persons.
HOTEL RICHEMOND, Geneva, 2008.
Gräfin Celia von Bismarck, Ambassador of the Red Cross, artist Mlle. Elena Montessinos, Mme. Christina de Labouchère, artist Mlle. Virginie Murillo. Francis Ases makeup and hair. Photos © BillyBoy * & Lala.