Paris-based artist Cédric Rivrain has been drawing since the age of 18 and has illustrated and designed for prestigious fashion houses including John Galliano, Martine Sitbon and Yazbukey. He grew up in a medical environment and combines this background with his fashion experience to create more personal work, opening up a door into delicate and dreamy scenes that feature self-portraits and depictions of friends such as Natasha Ramsay, Olympia Le-Tan, Masha Orlov, Charlotte Chesnais, Lily Cole and Chloé Sevigny.
The significance the anatomical plays for him can be seen in the band-aids adorning some of his subjects, it’s all that is covering their bodies or faces, as Cédric favours nudes over designer clothing. Through bandage and dissection he distances himself from fashion to uncover its inherent beauty. Drawings is his first solo exhibition at the Brachfeld Gallery in Paris and he has previously shown at Maria Luisa, Le Bon Marché and Christie’s and contributed to publications as diverse as Tokion, Numéro and A magazine.
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Cédric Rivrain for Maison Michel Spring–Summer 2010.
Since 1936, the Maison Michel has continued to perfect its art. Creating hats for the most prestigious studios, it is recognised today for its vast capacity to explore shapes and materials.
Laetitia Crahay, Head of accessories and jewellery at CHANEL and Artistic Director of the Maison Michel, has designed since 2006 Ready-to-Wear hats and hair accessories. Fresh and seductive, with a strong identity, and perfectly in the spirit of the times, her creations have already become essentials.
Between an ultra-feminine refinement and a rock spirit, the 2010 Spring-Summer collection revisits a large repertoire of classic shapes, from wide-brimmed hats to top hats, boaters and trilbys. Accessories, headbands and jewels for the hair unite feathers, lace, pearls or chains and blur the lines with humour.
Talented illustrator Cédric RIVRAIN brings the collection, worn by Laetitia’s friends, to life.
Discover a selection of hats and hair accessories of the Spring–Summer 2010 and previous collection.
Cédric Rivrain‘s and Maison Michel‘s website.
Model Ruslana Korshunova was born in Taldykorgan (July 2, 1987 – June 28, 2008) was a Kazakh model of Russian descent. After establishing herself as a rising figure in the fashion industry by posing for magazines like Vogue and designers such as Vera Wang and Nina Ricci, Korshunova’s mysterious death after falling off her Manhattan apartment’s balcony on June 28, 2008 became the subject of international attention.
She spoke fluent Russian, English and German. She was discovered in 2003, when All Asia magazine printed a story on Almaty’s local German language club, which Korshunova was then attending. Her photograph, which was featured in the article, caught the attention of Debbie Jones of Models 1, Jones tracked down and signed up the then 15-year-old Korshunova, who was nicknamed the Russian Rapunzel for her long knee length chestnut hair in her early work. Korshunova was represented by IMG (New York, Paris, London and Milan), Beatrice (Milan), Traffic Models (Barcelona), Marilyn Models and iCasting Moscow, which was her mother agency. British Vogue hailed Korshunova as “a face to be excited about” in 2005. Korshunova modeled for the covers of French Elle and the Polish and Russian versions of Vogue. She also modeled in print-ads for Blugirl by Blumarine, Clarins, Ghost, Girbaud, Kenzo Accessories, Marithé & François, Max Studio, Moschino, Old England, Pantene Always Smooth, Paul Smith, and Vera Wang lingerie. She also appeared in a perfume commercial for Nina by Nina Ricci.
Tigran Tsitoghdzyan was born in 1976 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Since when he was very young he passed his days painting and drawing. He found his universe when he discovered the oil paints at the age of 5.
Very soon he was noticed by Henrik Iguitian, an art critic, founder and director of Modern Art Museum and Children Art Museum in Yerevan. He organized Tigran’s first personal exhibition with one hundred works when Tigran was ten years old. The exhibition started in Yerevan, and then continued in the cities of Spain and USA. In the following years Tigran had numerous exhibitions in Armenia, Russia, West Europe and United States.
He was awarded by different governmental organizations and foundations in Armenia and Russia. Hundreds of articles were written, interviews and 2 documentaries were made. His paintings were included in the catalogues of the modern Armenian artists.
From 1993 to 1999 Tigran studied in the Fine Art Academy of Yerevan, and also worked as a decorator in the Pantomime Theater. In 1999 he continued his studies and got his diploma in 2002 in Switzerland, at ECAV. The education continued and in 2005 Tigran got the degree of a Master of Art in the Public Sphere (MAPS). During that period he was also working at the same school as an assistant, and did Artist Residences in England and South Africa.
After teaching at the Art School in Switzerland for about 3 years (2005-2008) Tigran mooved to New York City, where actualy he is based now.
At present the majority of his works are in private collections, galleries and museums.
Have a look at his website and the details.