by Bruce Weber At first I thought strictly about a book of photographs on fashion. As I worked on it, I thought more and more about something my friend the late, great fashion designer Gianni Versace once said, in giving me advice before an assignment, "Call me des mode, but give me beauty." And with these inspired words I wanted to make a record of how I journeyed out into the world and recorded what most people call fashion. These photographs were not just about the shape of clothes, but also how one sees fashion in nature, architecture, and in the human spirit. When I began photographing, I was at Life Magazine borrowing some equipment. I ran into a bunch of other photographers in the camera department. One photographer asked, "what kind of photos are you doing for the magazine?" I replied, "I am going to do some pictures of girls in bathing suits." They all burst out laughing at me, and said, "that doesn't sound too serious." That's when I knew that as a photographer I didn't want people to stop laughing with me. That laughter can be found in a picture of a girl wearing a dress by Yohji Yamamoto that's so big she can't even walk in it or a boy wearing twigs as a tunic at Karl Lagerfeld's chateau in Brittany or the Duchess of Devonshire feeding her pet chickens in a Jean Patou couture evening dress from the 1940s. In this crazy world of ours, most things don't make sense any more, but the wonderful thing about taking pictures of people wearing or not wearing clothes is that maybe you won't solve all the world's problems but you'll at least be giving back a seed of imagination to our garden of lost innocence. And it's fashion that can create a big fantasy life for all those who enter.
* Color and black and white images from over a 30 year period * Previously unpublished images, as well as from American Vogue, French Vogue, Interview, Italian Vogue, British Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, GQ, W Magazine and Vanity Fair * Excerpts from Bruce Weber's personal notebooks and bulletin board * Texts by Bruce Weber, Edna O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor, Brooke Astor, and other writers * Drawings by Grace Coddington * Art Direction by Dimitri LevasShips in 2-3 business days.
DELIVERY TO THE LOWER 48 US STATES:
All orders over $50 enjoy FREE SHIPPING with delivery to an address within the 48 contiguous states. Shipping on orders under $50 is $6 USD. Depending on size and contents parcels ship via UPS, USPS, FedEx or DHL.
DELIVERY TO ALASKA AND HAWAII:
Parcels shipping to Alaska and Hawaii are charged on a flat rate depending on weight.
Orders weighing between 0.1 lbs - 10.0 lbs are $15 USD
Orders weighing between 10.1 lbs - 20.0 lbs are $20 USD
Orders weighing between 20.1 lbs - 40.0 lbs are $40 USD
Please note, furniture and items weighing over 40 lbs cannot be shipped to ALASKA and HAWAII without requesting a quotation in advance of ordering.
Rates are calculated at checkout based on live rates from the United States Postal Service, FedEx or DHL and product weight information. Please note, tracking information is limited for USPS shipments and we cannot guarantee a delivery date on International deliveries. If you are interested in expedited International delivery options please inquire.
Cost of shipping to International destinations does not include the cost of taxes, tariffs or other customs fees. All taxes, tariffs and other customs fees are the responsibility of the receiver. Please note, furniture and items weighing over 40 lbs cannot be shipped to International destinations without requesting a quotation in advance of ordering.
If you have an APO address, please contact us in advance of making purchases to confirm the item(s) you are interested in can be shipped to your address via USPS.×