Guzman reflect on their collaborations with designer Geoffrey Beene

At the Chic blog today, photography writer Sara Rosen explores the photographic collaborations between the late designer Geoffrey Beene and Guzman—including these stunning images…

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Photo by Guzman.

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Photo by Guzman.

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“This series of photographs was taken in collaboration with Mr. Beene between 1988 and 1995,” Guzman’s Connie Hansen tells Rosen. “Many of these images appeared in the press kits that accompanied his spring/fall fashion shows and a select few were also used as advertisements. A number have also appeared in subsequent publications, monographs and museum retrospectives of his life and work. Viewed collectively, this series of photographs not only reveals the evolution of Geoffrey Beene’s designs during that period, but also sets forth a visual narrative that endeavors to evoke, rather than define, the spirit of his work.

“Looking at these photographs now,” she continues, “one could easily overlook the fact that they were taken over a seven-year period. Technically, the camera, choice of film, and lighting were essentially the same for each session. Very few props or accessories were used and, apart from the substitution of dress forms for the spring 1989 collection, very little changed. Consequently, each photo session developed into a continuation of the previous photo session. And although continuity was not the primary objective, this approach, and the narrow parameters that it provided, helped to create this unique context for his work to be seen.”

Read the full interview and see more photos here.

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Geoffrey Beene. Portrait by Guzman.

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