DESTE Fashion Collection: Capsule Collection by Juergen Teller.
DESTE Fashion Collection: Capsule Collection by Juergen Teller.

DESTE Fashion Collection: Capsule Collection by Juergen Teller.

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Juergen Teller's knack for blurring the line between his commercial fashion pictures and his more autobiographical art photography is perhaps one of the reasons that Dakis Joannou, determined to find an interesting way to fold fashion into his own contemporary art collection, elected Teller as guest curator for the 2008 exhibition Fashion Capsule (other guest curators of Joannou's series have included M/M and Helmut Lang). The works that Teller has selected represent five tendencies that he sees emerging in contemporary fashion. Beginning with the anarchic collaborations of individuals like Bjork and Bernhard Willhelm, Teller celebrates the marriage of fashion and art as a commercial strategy, examines the use of celebrity and the dilution of ready-to-wear and couture for the high street market, and concludes with a look at "the missing heroes of fashion."

Author: Juergen Teller

Publisher: Steidl