Kenzō Takada was a Japanese fashion designer. He was, with Yamamoto, the most famous Japanese fashion designer of the 1980s.
Some of my best friends are in fashion. The fashion and arts scene always threw the best parties here in Antwerp, as I suppose, they do anywhere around the world.
Of all the arts, fashion probably is at the same time the most vacuous and the most embodied of the arts; the most ephemeral and the most ‘out there’.
Edmond Kiraz was a French-Armenian cartoonist and illustrator.
He is best known for his Parisiennes, his post-war Parisian wafer-thin model girls which first appeared in print in 1966.
Sergio Rossi was an Italian shoe designer.
I discovered his work by finding a page dedicated to misogynistic advertising.
Here is the image I discovered, white stockings, white shoes, only the legs are visible, in a Mondriaan-like framework.
Disembodied legs as depicted in this Rossi advertisement haven an aphrodisiac effect on me.