Sunday, January 22

Hans Feurer: Twisted

Une Femme Pressee easily was my favorite editorial of last year.
Flipping through the pages of the October issue of Vogue Paris, I found myself looking at photos I had come across so many times in the 80s and early 90s.  
Fashion action shots.
Glamorous women walking the streets of New York, or crossing the street or keeping a brisk pace to her next appointment, meeting or other fabulous errand.
Whatever the pose, I remember I wanted her life.  I too wanted to look spectacular for no apparent reason.  I learned from these photos to never walk out of the house half-ass.  Never.
In the 80s it was photographer Hans Feuer that always seemed to bump into this woman on the street.  This was the man who blurred the backgrounds and focused in on the clothes, the attitude.  Hans Feuer prepared us for Scott Schuman and Tommy Ton.  His subjects may have been models in magazines, but the spirit could be emulated by anyone, anywhere.  I have tried for years.
And then comes 2011 and Feurer and Joan Smalls remind us how to do it.
You can never look too good going nowhere no matter the decade.

As close to 1990 as 2011 can get.

Issue: Vogue Paris October 2011
Story: Une Femme Pressee
Photographed by Hans Feurer
Stylist: Marie Chaix

TWistEd with

Issue: Vogue August 1989
Story: Weather Patterns
Photographed by Hans Feurer
Stylist: Grace Coddington


Windy and monochrome.

The a-line stance.

The glam puffer.

A neutral mean-mug.

Metallics or die.

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