The Jean-Paul Goude photography illustrates fierce catwalk designs in a very different setting. Goude re-imagines these glamazons in furiously elaborate dresses on an entirely new stage. The dramatic nature of the fashion designs actually fit with the highly competitive atmosphere created by the backdrop of the diving board, on the gymnastic rings, on the fencing strip and even on the race track.
In a profession where a photo shoot might require the model to simulate action to create a dynamic result in the photograph, the process and result is painfully inorganic. It is refreshing to see real energy and action portrayed against a humorous backdrop, where spurts of action and movement are appropriate.
Goude, who is most well known for re-inventing Grace Jones' image, transforms perceptions of what fashion photography should look like.