Guy Bourdin is one of the most influential fashion photographers of all time. Even though he died in 1991, his work continues to be an inspiration for the top fashion photographers of today. In fact, Madonna was so inspired by his work, she had to settle a lawsuit by his son Samuel Bourdin after she ripped his style in her ‘Hollywood’ music video a few years ago.
Here at Trend Hunter, we’ve been tracking an increased interest in violent and aggressive themes in fashion photography. Guy Bourdin was one of the first artists to boldly introduce this controversial concept into the beauty and fashion world with his ad campaigns and his editorial work at Vogue.
Guy’s work has been published in Vogue from 1955 until 1987. Here we present you with a sample of this visionary’s Vogue work that introduced the concept of dead-chic.