my very first assignment for Italian Bazaar. I was selected
to shoot the designer Valentino's Collections for his
advertising. It was generally about 22 pages of photos which
ran in both Bazaar Italia, and Paris Vogue. Some of the
photos also ran full page in the fashion publication "W"(a
broad sheet at the time). Valentino got the best models, as
well as the most talented hair, and makeup artists.
I had been shooting
for Vogue for a couple of years (perhaps 6 to 8 assignments
per year), but this was my first job in Europe.
Twice a year Bazaar
Italia would fly about a half dozen photographers, their
assistants, some makeup artists, hair stylists, and a dozen
models from the U.S. to Rome to shoot the fall, and then the
currently, very hot, contract photographer Patrick
Demarchelier was one of those who would also go on these
photo excursions. Brooke Shields was there one season, along
with her mother.
I loved shooting for
Italian Bazaar, in large part because of Lizzette Kattan,
Bazaar's exceptional Editor. And getting 22 beautiful pages
of Valentino's fashions into both Italian Bazaar, and Paris
Vogue didn't hurt either.