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August 2009: Inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe's portrayal of the New York fetish scene. Photography by Karim Sadli and styling by Robbie Spencer.

Recalling the New York Fetish scene captured by Robert Mapplethorpe. An unexpected hourglass silhouette prevails within constricted menswear.


Photography Karim Sadli
Styling Robbie Spencer
Hair Karin Bigler at Artlist Paris using Redken
Make-Up Steven Canavan at Artlist Paris
Model Nicolas Ripoll at Bananas
Photographic Assistant Nik Hartley
Digital Operator Kelly Mitchell
Styling Assistant Elizabeth Fraser-Bell
Production Julie Berton at Artlist
Special thanks to Marc Loy at Spring Studios

1. Coat by Prada; Mask by Number (N)ine

2. Jumper by Burberry Prorsum; Bodysuit from Expectations

3. Jacket by Louis Vuitton; Corset custom made for Dazed & Confused by Katie Eary; Neckpiece worn as belt by Agent Provocateur; Gloves by Alexander McQueen; Boots by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci

4. Jumper by Jil Sander; Straps worn around waist by Alexander McQueen; Trousers by Katie Eary

5. Trench coat by Hermes; Vest worn underneath by D&G; Mask from Expectations

6. Top by Paul Smith; Corset by Agent Provocateur; Leather corset from Expectations; Jeans customised by stylist by Levi's

7. Harness by Walter Van Beirendonck; Straps worn around arms by Alexander McQueen

8. Jacket by Gucci; Vest worn underneath by D&G; Lapel by Blaak Homme