PARR, Martin. Fashion Magazine. Paris: Julien Frydman / Magnum Photos, 2005. EDITION OF 300 COPIES WITH A PRINT

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PARR, Martin.
Fashion Magazine.
Paris: Julien Frydman / Magnum Photos, 2005.

4to (319 x 228 mm), pp.212, [4]. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs, texts in English and French by Parr, Lawrence Benaïm, Martin Bethenod, Charlotte Brunel, Karine Porret, Paul Smith, Eric Troncy, Frédéric Sanchez, Michel Gaubert, Christian Lacroix, Violaine Binet, Eric Dahan, Sonia Rykiel, Christian Biecher, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Tamsin Blanchard, Victoire de Castellane and Olivier Zahm. Design by Christophe Renard. Photo-illustrated perfect bound wrappers. Original lambda print (300 x 200 mm) signed and numbered by Parr in black ink to verso. Publisher’s card folder, lettered in brown and numbered in black ink. A fine copy in a lightly worn folder.

First edition, one of 300 copies of the special edition issued with a signed photograph. Tthe entire magazine, every feature and advert was shot by Parr, much of it specifically for this project. It was launched to coincide with an exhibition at Le Bon Marché department store in Paris and Rocket Gallery, London.

In his editor’s letter Parr writes: ‘If there was a theme to this magazine, it is the everyday things of life. We go to the office, go shopping in the mall and supermarket, visit the dentist and of course head to the beach to swim and relax. Some of the shoots feature models, some are people who were cast in the street, sometimes you cannot tell the difference. Some shoots resemble documentary, some look more like fashion, they can even look like art. What is exciting is that it is difficult to tell the difference. The traditional boundaries of these worlds are slipping away and I am enjoying exploring these new fusions.'


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