Here we are in the midst of fashion week yet again. I just received my Architectural Digest in the mail and there's an interesting article about Steven Meisel's LA home in Trousdale Estates. These two combined facts led me on a Meisel internet journey from which I just returned. Here's the skinny: his home in LA is pretty awesome in a retro west coast appropriate male kind of way, but more importantly, he is a genius of a photographer. No breaking news here, but my goodness. One continuous theme throughout his work are the notable, brilliant interiors that set such a distinct stage for the models to rock their frocks. He nails it. There's generally a lot of crossover between these two linked fields (I even used to work in fashion) and you hear all the time about a fashion designer making interior accessories or vice versa- Kelly Wearstler, you're my hero. People transition between the fields with reckless abandon, often with fresh and original perspective as a result. It's fun, it makes sense. To think along the Ralph Lauren lines, style is a way of life you're selling- why not paint the whole picture?
What I love about Meisel is the attention to detail in the backdrops of his shots, the combination, the lifestyle it sells. I realize this concept isn't groundbreaking, it's just that he does it so well, with such drama and flare. Below are some of my favorites I came across, gently borrowed from various sites:
That's my small tribute to a prolific and talented artist in honor of Fall Fashion Week. Enjoy!