Paris Vogue, February 1981
Photography: Guy Bourdin
February 1981 was quite a month for fashion, at least judging by that month's Vogue Paris. This Guy Bourdin editorial is just too much. From the mid-to-late 70's through to the early 80's, photo shoots often resembled stills from a movie. The composition of these images brings to mind elements of film noir with strong elements of mis-en-scene. And the voyeuristic ladies in the last two spreads are pure evil. Whatever happened to a bit of drama, story telling and creativity in editorials?