First week of 2016,.. these days when we all make resolutions into the new year and review the last 12 prior months… we look into everything… and start to our 'to do list' by adding a library collection a few ‘week zero’ events or issues...
The fact that it exists is not enough. The brilliance of this portrait is. More than. Marie-Virginie Corre, a 19-year-old actress who, by any account only made one film (1977's Un Oursin Dans La Poche). Photographed by Thierry Charpin for the section Beaux & Belles, which would be continued in later issues under the direction of Bettina Rheims.
And this single page portrait reappears in Egoïste no.1. Serge Gainsbourg by Jean d'Hughes. Probably is the greatest pinstripe reference. We know none better.
The back cover looks forward. An extraordinary start.
Under the title ‘De Luxe’, Egoïste’s issue zero, of what became the blueprint for a luxury fashion magazine, was released in the year of 1977. Even before ‘Manipulator’, Joe Mckenna’s Joe’s First and Second issues, before Comme des Garçons SIX and all the big bi-annuals.
Now you get the chance to acquire this historic document and other issues. A chance to collect a luxury item brought to you by IDEA Books. With the Helmut Newton covers, Richard Alvedon’s self portrait signed and more…
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Richard Avedon Self-Portrait