In my imagination I thought Miyake must have been influenced by the Marvel comics superhero Dr Doom (though I have no evidence of this) it’s just the flowing hooded cloak and the futuristic body armour gave the designs a really strong other worldly aesthetic.
Bianca came and sat under the spotlight and looked at me and leaning forward whispered “Are you ok Clive, you look a bit spaced out?” “I am, we were at an all weekend party madness and I’m still waiting for it to wear off” I whispered back “ I understand” she said with a knowing smile.
At this point Rachel walked in and I think she thought I was the set builder as I extended my paint-splattered hand. Which she looked at and politely refused to shake as I said, “I’m Clive, I’m the photographer”. I was completely amazed by how naturally beautiful and stunning she was and for a moment I didn’t know what to say, which is very unusual for me.
Being in the theatre immediately inspired me (probably wrongly) to enthusiastically instruct the models using clichés such as, “Wonderful my Darling hearts”, “Fabulous my luvvies” and “It’s a triumph!”
I met Amanda Pays at a Harpers casting and we got on really well as she is very quick witted … More
I worked with model Cathee Dahmen in the mid 70s, she was very softly spoken and there was a silence … More
I went to Paris with Liz Smith (the fashion editor of the Observer) to photograph Yves St Laurent at his salon. … More
Fashion editor Grace Coddington was my reluctant model when the model that Vogue had booked got lost cycling along the … More
Lovely to see this image in the January issue of RPS Magazine, nice to see this image in print. … More
Here I am being awarded the Gold Award at Xposure 2017 for my fashion shoot at Sharjah presented by Shaikh Sultan … More