Anthony Vaccarello is set to launch a new art project for Saint Laurent, where the designer taps specific artists to “capture different aspects of the Saint Laurent personality, underlining the complexity of various individuals.”
It all kicks off with an exhibition by renowned Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama. Taking place at Palais Royal from 9th – 11th November, the show features images of the Saint Laurent FW18 collection taken by Moriyama in Japan and will be presented in a special light-installation accessible to the public.
Previously a member of anti-establishment magazine PROVOKE, Moriyama first arrived in Tokyo in 1961, where he began working as a freelance photographer. During this time he carved out his unique approach; capturing post-war Japan through raw and confrontational, black and white imagery.
“Creative disciplines across art and fashion reinforce and fuel the concept of diversity, individuality, and self-confidence through a lens free from pretence and hypocrisy,” said an accompanying statement from Saint Laurent. “This project is an artistic commentary on society while emphasising the core values of Saint Laurent. Self is formed by a heady mixture of attraction, ambivalence and mystery generated by photographers, artists, and filmmakers who have come together to make a confrontational statement.”
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