(Walter Van Beirendonck) (Believe)
Rotterdam: Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum
Condition: Good, Shelfwear. Rubbed edges on dust jacket. Top edge has some stains. Inside is excellent condition.
Hardcover with dust jacket. 74 pages, 250 x 324 mm
Shipped from Germany. No,return.
The spectacular shows of Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck and his Wild and Lethal Trash label caused a furor during Paris fashion week in 1998. One look at his work and the reason should be clear, for in this book he uses French artist Orlan — whose medium, her own body, she alters with plastic surgery — for a blend of fashion, make up, art, and design that is more akin to science fiction than anything else. The book includes Van Beirendonck's own sketches, fashion critic Suzy Menkes' reviews, Marc Newson's shop-in-shop concept as well as a fascinating photo shoot by Juergen Teller.