PICTURES OF HER: Two a long time in the past, Christine Phung ran into photographer Vincent Lappartient whereas they have been making an attempt to sneak into couture exhibits. So when she was getting ready the primary runway present of her model in 2013, she known as upon him to doc the method.
Cue 10 years of unparalleled entry for Lappartient, who caught behind the scenes of the collections Phung designed for her personal label in addition to these throughout her four-and-a-half 12 months tenure as creative director of French model Leonard, now retraced in a e-book titled “Christine Phung x Vincent Lappartient.”
“The photographer is an accomplice to the fashion designer because photography — especially these candid shots away from the runway — is the only medium that doesn’t betray clothing. Photographs capture how the clothes become embodied when worn by those who model them,” Phung mentioned in a cellphone interview.
The 116-page quantity is prefaced by Nathalie Dufour, the founder and director of the ANDAM Prize, which Phung received in 2013. It options backstage snaps of fashions stress-free in Phung’s designs; impressions of first exits strolling out into the runway lighting, or portraits of the designer.
“It is this very specific way of revealing herself to you, of provoking an encounter, that I immediately liked in Christine Phung,” Dufour wrote, describing the designer as “an incandescent young woman, with incredible charisma, who speaks of herself and her work in a seamless manner,” and her work as “warm cuts and rich colors upon which [Phung] layers links of friendship and female solidarity.”
The self-published tome might be obtainable from Friday by the designer’s web site and a selective community of impartial libraries.