Believe: Walter Van Beirendonck & Wild and Lethal Trash
For his AW98 collection the French artist Orlan was the ‘muse’, who considers her own body as her artistic medium which she subjects to plastic surgery. Like this she presents herself as an ever-changing art object. Her look with two eyecatching facial implants was the departure point for a new look at make-up and beauty.
The book accompanied the exhibition Kiss the Future! and includes Van Beirendonck’s own sketches, reviews of the show from the fashion-critic Suzy Menkes and a captivating shoot by Juergen Teller. For Walter this project was an opportunity to picture his vision of his own clothing. He does not think in periods of a season but instead offers us his futuristic vision.
As always Van Beirendonck succeeds in sharing his wildest fantasies with us and this book is no any different. Up, up and away… KISS THE FUTURE!