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Bag lady: Victoria Beckham says “Aaah” for photog Juergen Teller

Interesting article from yesterday’s New York Times on the creative partnership between German photographer Juergen Teller and American designer Marc Jacobs. But even more startling are Teller’s images, which have prettied up W and other fashion bibles for a decade: Teller as artist Cindy Sherman’s twin, or, in an incredible story, as Charlotte Rampling’s hapless gigolo.

For the Rampling shoot, which was done in a Paris hotel suite, Mr. Teller thought it made sense for him to be in the ads, since he and the actress were friends and she didn’t want to endorse a product. And because he vaguely had in mind a fantasy, he also packed on 15 extra pounds. “I thought I should be this Louis XV big figure,” he said.

When she arrived and asked him to describe the concept, Teller says

he was having grave doubts about the rest of his plan. “I was smoking my cigarette, breaking out in a sweat. I said, ‘Well, I was just thinking I could kiss you and fondle your breasts.’

The truly addicted may want to peruse the Times‘s On the Runway fashion blog entry on Teller, or, better, his page on the web site for Lehmann Maupin Gallery, which reps him. Highly recommended: A spin through his “Selected Works” there. The last picture—the lone b&w one—is, by itself, worth the price of admission.


1 comment so far ↓

#1 damali ayo on 04.20.08 at 10:40 am

haven’t read the article- but that is one of the most misogynist photographs i’ve seen in a very long time. yuck.


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