Hello ! One of the good (read : bad) things about being on holiday is that you've got the time to crawl through the stores on-line shopping sites.
A change of wardrobe can always make you hope for a metamorphose .....
And while I was looking at things I was not going to buy on the site of that most mythical of Parisian stores, the Galeries Lafayettes, I couldn't help but think how their advertising photos are always so attractive.
We owe them to a photographer called Jean-Paul Goude,
whose favourite model is the delightful top French model
He is indeed the one who photographs her best
and he likes her so much
that he even used her for a men's fashion campaign !
She seems to enjoy their collaboration too !
Of course he likes to work with other fashion icons, such as old Inès de le Fressange,
trendy film directors
unconventional fashion designers
and Pop legends.
Actually Goude is used to singers
He was once married to this fabulous lady
and he produced some beautiful pictures of her
including this iconic album cover. May I just say that I prefer her rendition of " La vie en rose" to the one by Edith Piaf and as for "Slave to the rhythm" ....
He also worked with synchronized swimmer Estella Warren for Chanel N°5
as well as Vanessa Paradis in this superb ad; Gosh, I wish I knew how to unload a video ...
But whatever he does and even though little me sometimes cringes when I see this plastered much larger than life in the Métro :
even if Casta's back is worth it ...
whatever he does, his enthusiasm, movement and sense of colour never fails to bring a smile to my face !
So he is indeed a Goude man, ha ha !
AU REVOIR !