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Paris Vogue par Roman Polanski

LESSER KNOWN, POSSIBLY. LESSER NEVER. THESE
THREE SPECIAL DECEMBRE ISSUES OF PARIS VOGUE
ARE NOT PLACED HERE IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE.
THESE THREE ARE SIMPLY
THE MOST SPECIAL, THE
MOST REMARKABLE ISSUES. THIS IS THE GUIDE TO THE GREATER VOGUES

Paris Vogue par Roman Polanski . No pop art portrait of Roman for the cover of the December / January 1976 issue. This is the year Polanski had filmed  The Tenant in France and took up French citizenship. It is the year before his arrest in Los Angeles and the start of his near forty year absence from the United States. It is one of the very great Vogues. Seriously great in fact. See more on this link. And as a special treat the first picture from our new Polanksi Style project. The second is below!

'Je contemple ma cravate Ted Lapidus.' This has been an IDEA favourite of favourite photographs for so long now. There is of course almost nothing to be seen and yet it continues to get better and better as an image everytime we see it!
 

Interpretes feminines. On the left Catherine Deneuve who starred in Repulsion and on the right her sister Francoise Dorleac who Polanski worked with in Cul-de-Sac before her death in a car crash in 1967.   Sharon Tate is also featured. 
 

Guy Bourdin in 1970's Paris Vogue is already as good as it gets but even he seemed to find more for these special guest edited issues. Polanski gets this silver swimsuit shot. Reflected glory.
 
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