MERT ALAS & MARCUS PIGGOTT: 1994 -

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Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott present their 20-year retrospective Limited Collector’s Edition of 1.000 copies - each numbered and signed. Also available in two signed Art Editions of 125 copies each, both with a signed photographic print by Mert & Marcus.


Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott met in 1994, at a party on a pier in Hastings, England. Piggott asked Alas for a light, the pair got talking, and rapidly discovered they had plenty in common, not least a love of fashion. Three years later, the duo now known as Mert & Marcus had moved into a derelict loft in East London, converted it into a studio, and had their first collaborative photographic work published in Dazed & Confused.
 

 
 

These days, Mert & Marcus shape the global image of such renowned brands as Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Miu Miu, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Lancôme. Their photographs encompass a wide range of styles and influences but are renowned particularly for their use of digitized augmentation of images, and a fascination for strong, sexually charged, confident female subjects: “powerful women, women with a meaning, a you-don’t-have-to-talk-or-move-too-much-to-tell-who-you-are kind of woman.”
 

“One of the most influential photographic practices in contemporary fashion.”


Designed in collaboration with Giovanni Bianco, this Limited Edition explores the unique vision of a creative partnership that has defined and redefined standards for glamour, fashion, and luxury. Approximately 300 images from the megawatt Mert & Marcus portfolio are accompanied by an introduction by Charlotte Cotton.


MERT ALAS & MARCUS PIGGOTT
Edition of 1.000 + 200 APs
Charlotte Cotton
Hardcover in clamshell box
31.5 x 42 cm
408 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-5519-7
Multilingual Edition

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Art Edition No. 1–125
Lara Stone, Vogue Paris
(London, 2010)
 

Art Edition No. 126–250
Kate Moss, Love Magazine
(London, 2009)