Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Antonio's Girls

Vogue Italia and photographer Steven Meisel pay tribute to the late great fashion illustrator and photographer Antonio Lopez for the magazine's December 2012 issue. Meisel captures rising star Vanessa Axente alongside male model Marlon Texeira for the series of editorial images imbued with Lopez' signature flamboyant style of portraiture. Axente proves to be every bit the modelling dynamo as she channels the Puerto Rican artist's former muse, Texan supermodel Jerry Hall. During the 1960s, Lopez contributed regularly to magazines including American Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Interview and the New York Times, while his iconic portraits of Grace Jones, Marpessa Hennink, Pat Cleveland, Donna Jordan, Jerry Hall, and Jessica Lange were instrumental in launching their modelling careers. The Vogue Italia tribute coincides with the recent Rizzoli release of a 304 page visual tome celebrating the life and works of the iconic artist entitled "Antonio - Fashion, art, sex and disco." Lopez sadly passed away in 1987 from HIV-related complications at the age of 44.


Vanessa Axente & Marlon Texeira
Vogue Italia - December 2012
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Italia - December 2012
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Italia - December 2012
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Italia - December 2012
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Italia - December 2012
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Italia - December 2012
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Italia - December 2012
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - thefashionspot.com

Vogue Italia - December 2012
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - thefashionspot.com

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