Friday, December 4, 2009


VOGUE - september 1991
photographer - peter lindbergh
creative director - grace coddington
models - cindy crawford, tatjana patitz, helena christensen, linda evangelista, claudia schiffer, naomi campbell, karen mulder, stephanie seymour

one of the most unforgetable editorials of the nineties featuring supermodel heavyweights shot by peter lindbergh and styled by living legend grace coddington, "wild at heart" featured one of the first important trends to emerge in the early nineties. a look the heavily borrowed from biker culture and jewelry that was at that time, mostly associated with rap music.
the trend first emerged on the chanel catwalk for autumn/winter 1991. where chanel's classic quilted leather and gilt chains was luxuriously amalgamated by karl lagerfeld with the biker uniform. the "biker" look would not only emerge on other catwalks, but found its way to one of the most iconic ad campaigns of the decade, the calvin klein jeans ad with carre otis and marcus schenkenberg.
after almost two decades, the influence of of the biker culture has permeated every aspect of fashion. from ricardo tisci to frida giannini, countless designers have presented their own take on the biker look.
what was once a sub-culture that developed its "uniform" to give itself a visual identity, fashion has turned the black leather biker jacket into a modern classic.

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