For those who missed it.
Coco Rocha in NYC, May 2008
VISIONAIRE INVITED 12 ARTISTS TO SPLASH THEIR IMAGERY ACROSS A SERIES OF LACOSTE POLOS, THE MATERIAL WOULD SHUT DOWN A FRENCH FACTORY AND END UP ON THE WALLS OF GAGOSIAN.
artists who contributed, they weren’t the obvious choices and their work isn’t the kind normally seen on clothing. The list is a mix of creative individuals: musicians, filmmakers, painters, fashion designers, twelve in all.
Karl Lagerfeld, René Lacoste, sketched a portrait of him; the crocodile,
which was Mr. Lacoste’s nickname, serves as his left eye.
Michael Stipe offered a photograph he took of the audience at one of his
Pedro Almodóvar worked with the art director Juan Gatti, who designs
his title sequences, on a collage of his films.
David Byrne, who loves Las Vegas, decided on a map of the city that runs
from heart to liver.
The artist Thomas Ruff sent in an image of the Grand Canyon that, curiously,
comes into focus only from far away.
Thomas Demand, who builds life-size models of interiors and exteriors, then photographs the construction before destroying it, used an image of artificially
lit paper leaves to create an effect that looks almost like camouflage.
Phil Poynter, who shoots the Lacoste ads, photographed Angela Lindvall in a
pool—the photo makes the shirt look as if it were underwater too.
Peter Lindbergh offered one of his more iconic images—a shot of Linda Evangelista
from a 1988 Comme des Garçons ad campaign.
The artist T.J. Wilcox used one of his striking, color-drenched collages that
were shown at Metro Pictures gallery last fall.
Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin collaborated with the graphic design team M/M
(Paris) to produce a nude image overlaid with psychosexual doodles.
Photographer and SHOWstudio founder Nick Knight sent in an image of an exploding flower.
Richard Phillips, painted Coco Rocha.
Photography Matthu Placek
Styling Keegan Singh