We have been a fan of the work of Todd Selby from the moment he stepped into the limelight. His latest work ‘Fashionable Selby’ is his third collaboration with publisher Abrams books, in which the photographer moves his gaze onto the world of fashion. The book features profiles of today’s most interesting designers, stylists, models, shoemakers and other fascinating figures. The subjects are wonderfully curated; with some very familiar faces and others totally unexpected. Chapters on individual artists bring readers into the utmost inner circle of the artists, and include Selby’s signature photographs and watercolors of not only the artists and their environments, but also the things that inspire them, the materials they use, their creative process, the people who work alongside them, and the final pieces. From the showroom of the incredible Dries van Noten, the studios of Central St. Martins in London to ‘techno fashion designer’ Iris van Herpen’s studio: Selby continues his wonderful documentation of highly inspiring people and their environments in his signature bright aesthetic.
Fashion people are very visual in general, so it’s quite an exciting thing to see how and where they work.
Todd Selby spent three years traveling the globe interviewing everyone from the mentioned high rollers and traditional artisans like Hubert Barrère, creative director of the 132-year-old Parisian embroidery house Maison Lesage. Another great subject is Manuel Couture, a tailor-to-the-stars known as the ‘Rhinestone Rembrandt,’ responsible for both Elvis Presley’s gold lamé suit and Johnny Cash’s signature black ensemble. “There are so many creative, colorful people in the fashion world,” says Selby. “And so much that people don’t know about.”
Luckily we are finally about to find out!
For more information on the ‘Fashionable Selby’ and to order online see here.