German Vogue ran a piece last year listing twelve of their favourite designers/artists/objects and activities. Here is what they said…
Here is the translation from the German.
WHAT WE LOVE.
BEYOND ALL CONTEMPORARY CATEGORIES AND SUPERLATIVES WE FIND OUR SELVES RETURNING TO THESE PEOPLE AND THINGS WE KEEP PARTICULARLY CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS: VOGUE-FAVOURITES. 12 CURRENT EXAMPLES:
HE LIBERATED THE NUDE PHOTOGRAPH FROM HYPOCRISY.
When New York publisher Rizzoli release a new edition of his book ‘Cowboy Kate & Other Stories’, first published in 1964, not only will one of the most legendary photographic books be available again, it will also show how inhibition was expelled from nude photography. Cool, sexy and supreme, Haskins’ model acts in an ironic Western story whose sequencing recalls the choreography of a film. For 2007 the 80-year-old camera artist plans a retrospective and a monograph that are is to include colour images from his later romantic and surreal themes (lit. motifs).
The German Vogue heroes in the October 2006 list are:
Gerhard Steidl – publisher (see below)
Segeln – the sport of ‘Sailing’
David Austin – Creates new rose cultivars
Norbert Schwontkowski – Painter
Moritz Wullen – Curator National Gallery Berlin
Eros – “a vase like no other” by glass artist Ivan Baj
Fernando Caruncho - Garden Designer
Peter Marino – Specialist Architect of luxury retail centers and galleries.
Sam Haskins – Photographer
Marchesa Luisa Casati – socialite eccentric – inspired books and movies
Ferran Adria – Innovative Chef
Karl Lagerfeld – Fashion Designer.
Gerhard Steidl, one of my personal heroes.