Thursday, July 19, 2007

FETISH = David Lynch/Christian Louboutin

I found FETISH aesthetic very interesting and many of my references (Marilyn Manson, Vivienne Westwood, NIN, Floria Sigismondi, Dita Von Teese...) have one day or another used it and interpreted their own way.

Therefore I am very happy to be posting about a fascinating collaboration between David Lynch and Christian Louboutin. The exhibition, simply entitled FETISH features David Lynch's pictures of Christian Louboutin's shoes, and will start from the 20th of September to the 20th of October 2007.

The show takes place at the Galerie du Passage whose director is Pierre Passebon in Paris. Paris, city of Toulouse-Lautrec, the city of hedonism and pleasure, the city of fashion and couture was the perfect setting for that exhibition.

David Lynch's universe seems to win over the one of David Louboutin, it looks obvious...or not...

Christian Louboutin says:
“David Lynch had asked me to draw shoes for his exhibition at the Cartier Foundation. He painted some of the shoes to show them in a cage. I wanted to ask him to photograph some of the shoes that I had designed in this for this particular project. David Lynch is one of the biggest movie maker alive. As his movies are extremely coded, I also wanted fetishist shoes. Those shoes would indeed follow those codes.

Many only see shoe as a functionnal accessory to be able walk. However, some are made to run, others to swim… Some are made for sex. If there is an element of fetishism in a wardrobe, it is the female shoe, even without stilettos. It has appearance of an indian totem.
It is an object of worship that lead to rituals. I had been thinking about shoe-sculptures, not made to be worn but to reveal what is the most beautiful: the curves of the feet. David Lynch gave me his agreement. He saw a sofa, roses, a lamp and a girl. He saw what I did not see. The image was already in his mind. The photographs were taken within two days in Paris.
To my surprise, David Lynch worked like a choreographer. He had the enthusiasm of a student from Art school, and the religious power of Pollock or Picasso. His images are endowed with a pictorial dimension: they remind me of Bellmer and Bacon, but also Boldini, in the way flesh is portrayed.
David had a requirement: “No bones”. The models are called Nouka and Baby, and dance for the Crazy Horse. As a fetishist of operetta, I chose them for their grace and their beauty, but also for their curves. Their very white skins, their very dark eyes and their brilliant mouths were added into the aesthetic of Lynch, which has sometimes fetishist accents: the lacerated body of Isabella Rosselini in Blue Velvet, or this atmosphere of anguish where blood is never shed. Or these curtains with symmetrical folds. David Lynch made as usual a populated landscape of shadows”.

FETISH : 20/09/2007 to 20/10/2007
Photographie
Pierre Passebon presents DAVID LYNCH (Photographies, 2007)/ CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN (Souliers, 2007)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOOOW!!!I LIKE VERY MUCH DAVID LYNCH´S FILMS AND YOUR MUSICAL TASTE IS AWESOME...I´D LIKE GOING TO SEE DAVID LYNCH´S PICTURES ;D AND DITA VON TEESE IS SO SEXY
KSS

Perlengkapan Bayi said...

Good day! This post couldn't be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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