Lustres & Lamées
The Palladium, New-York, 1985 © Gérard Musy
Naomi & Iman, Le Palace, 1988 © Gérard Musy
Maxims, Geneve, 1986 © Gérard Musy
Cindy Crawford, The Roseland Ballroom, New-York, 1989 © Gérard Musy
Défilé Jean-Paul Gaultier, 1987 © Gérard Musy
Défilé Emmanuel Ungaro, Paris, 1988 © Gérard Musy
Le Palace, Paris, 1987 © Gérard Musy
Défilé Sonia Rykiel, 1987 © Gérard Musy
Iman défilé Thierry Mugler, Paris, 1988 © Gérard Musy
Mounia défilé Yves Saint-Laurent, Paris, 1987 © Gérard Musy
Fantastic, London, 1993 © Gérard Musy
The Rubber Ball, London, 1992 © Gérard Musy
Le Marais, Paris, 1993 © Gérard Musy
Two series by Swiss photographer Gérard Musy, Lustres et Lamées, take us back to the seductive nights of the 1980s. In these sophisticated black-and-white photos, genders and classes blend together into a potent cocktail of nocturnal energy.
In Paris, there was the Palace and Les Bains Douches. In New York, nightclubs were a common ground for bankers and graffiti artists, and in London, the magazine Skin Two introduced the world to fetishism. Parties overwhelmed the city, from bars to clubs, from cocktails to concerts in a euphoric orgy of sex, drugs and music.
Gérard Musy photographed these creatures of the night in leather, latex and sequins. Women are the heroines in his photos: seductive, knowing, sexy and dominating. Whether they’re supermodels or unknowns, the photographer comes in close, and these queens of the night exude a sensuality and freedom that’s missing from today’s club scene.
Musy was born in 1959 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, in Switzerland. In 1983, he began photographing the New York nightlife.
Gérard Musy - Lustres & Lamées
From March 14th o Paril 20th, 2013
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