Author: Antoni Miralda
Co-published with Ediciones La Bahia
Designer: Estudio Herrera
Text: Josep Casamartina, Peter Knapp, Valentín Roma
Dimensions: 19 x 26 cm / 7.5 x 10.25 in
Language: ENG or ESP
Publication date: 2023
Artist and restaurateur Antoni Miralda presents for the first time his 1960s fashion photography from Paris and London in a striking volume.
“Elle” magazine was directed by brilliant journalist, Hélène Lazareff, and artist director, Peter Knapp. It was at this time that Antoni Miralda photographed the beginning of the supermodels and the arrival of the sensational and radically different Twiggy.
Fashion photography occupies an unknown, but important place in Antoni Miralda’s career. This book allows us to understand how influential his work was at that time. After settling in Paris, the artist began to collaborate regularly with ELLE magazine between 1964 and 1971, working on contemporary seasonal collections linked to the art world. Among the many reports carried out by Miralda for ELLE magazine there is one that stands out for the notoriety of the model who stars in it, the iconic Twiggy.
Most images at the time showed models in studios, while Miralda took these models out into the street, into an uncodified and unpredictable space. Faced with the Grand Paris of Haussmann, of museums and imposing cathedrals, Miralda prefers the blind points of historicist urbanism; popular, uncliched places with a great human density.
No-Flash Fashion, with its contemporary design and its references to fashion magazines and archives, presents for the first time a detailed view of the undiscovered work of one of the most versatile and iconic artists of the twentieth century.