“He was the artist of my life,” wrote Patti Smith. For the rest of us, Robert Mapplethorpe was the photographer behind her iconic Horses album cover, the boy who broke the rules and a multifaceted master of his craft – whether capturing a delicate floret or an erotic embrace. From initiatory musings in the early 70s to the last images he was destined to capture in the late 80s, Mapplethorpe has established an extensive oeuvre, fuelled by a pervasive search for “perfection in form”. A large collection of the visual artist’s work is now showing via two complimentary presentations in Los Angeles. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through July 31.
Between walking for AJE’s opening runway to the endless hair and makeup calls, model and writer Matilda Dods shares her backstage diary from this year’s MBFWA.
A party is only as good as its people, and we captured them all thanks to Canon.
After the shows it’s the after party. We hosted our annual MBFWA celebration – F*ck Fashion, Let’s Dance – with our closest friends and dance floor co-conspirators at Lansdowne Hotel.