Steven Meisel: Role Play
touring selling exhibition, PHILLIPS, Paris, London, New York, until 14 February 2015.
Role Play celebrates the groundbreaking work of internationally acclaimed photographer Steven Meisel. From his early days as an illustrator for Women’s Wear Daily, Meisel captured the 80s zeitgeist in his bold and pioneering style. Over the course of his illustrious career, he has collaborated with major fashion publications, from Vanity Fair to Interview, W Magazine, Vogue, and Vogue Italia, for which he has photographed every cover for the past 25 years. His imagery is reliably rich in narrative, drawing from an encyclopaedic knowledge of the history of fashion. With an informed nod to the past, Meisel’s photographs continue to lead the ever-evolving dialogue in fashion photography.