”DESIGNERS” -CAPTURING FAMOUS FASHION DESIGNERS -AN EXHIBITION BY FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER JEAN-MARIE PÉRIER AT THE LITTLE BLACK GALLERY.

Yves Saint-Laurent
Yves Saint-Laurent © Jean-Marie Périer / Courtesy of The Little Black Gallery

Périer was born in Neuilly, France in 1940. He began his career as Daniel Filipacchi’s assistant in 1956. Soon he was working for Jazz magazine, Paris-Match and Tele7Jours. He was drafted to serve in Algeria where he worked in the French Army’s Photographic Department.

From 1962 to 1974 he was the official photographer of Les Copains, the world’s leading music magazine where he shot his iconic photographs of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and James Brown, that captured the Sixties.

In 1990 Périer returned home to Paris having spent ten years in LA and NY directing commercials for such prominent clients as Coca-Cola, Canada Dry, Ford and Nestlé. It was photography that he wished to return; to once again feel the freedom and creativity he experienced during those Rock n’ Roll years. ELLE magazine gave him carte blanche to produce a series of images, to be called The World of Fashion Designers – now Perier’s iconic exhibition Designers.The collection presented will feature designers including Yves Saint-Laurent, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell, Sonia Rykiel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Galliano and Stella McCartney.

At the same time he directed several series of documentaries for television; in 2008 he directed 50 short films with Jacques Dutronc for the French channel Paris Premiere and another series of 50 short films about the sixties for France 5.

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Karl Lagerfeld © Jean-Marie Périer / Courtesy of The Little Black Gallery

 

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Sonia Rykiel © Jean-Marie Périer / Courtesy of The Little Black Gallery
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Stella McCartney © Jean-Marie Périer / Courtesy of The Little Black Gallery
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Vivienne Westwood © Jean-Marie Périer / Courtesy of The Little Black Gallery
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Yves Saint-Laurent & Sibyl Buck © Jean-Marie Périer / Courtesy of The Little Black Gallery

Designers is open from 14th September – 17th October at The Little Black Gallery, SW10 0AJ

 

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