Fantastic Jean-Paul Goude's Art
Jean-Paul Goude (born 1940, Saint-Mandé, Paris, France)
Named the best photographer in the world by Andy Warhol, French visionary Jean-Paul Goude (b. 1940) has worked as a photographer, graphic designer, illustrator, and advertising film director since the 1960s, bringing the dynamic visual vocabulary from all of those mediums into his nuanced, poly-vocal practice of collage and pastiche.
Goude presaged the technique of Photoshop years before it was invented—working only with paint, sticky tape and board to achieve the effect that now comes at the click of a mouse. Wryly dubbing his image modifications “French Corrections”—a play on the movie title The French Connection that was conceived while Goude was working as Art Director of the illustrious Esquire Magazine—he pioneered a world of artistic multitasking that has become part and parcel of contemporary existence...
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Solstiss; The Seduction of the Lace
Once upon a time there lived an English visionary named John Heathcoat, who was determined to find a way to replicate the movements of the lace makers’ delicate fingers, with a machine. His invention, perfected by John Leavers, arrived in Northern France and by 1879 several pioneering skilled artisans began producing Leavers Lace also called Dentelle de Calais ® on these mechanical masterminds.
Nearly 100 years later, in 1974, four well- established lace makers from the region decided to join forces by uniting their know how within a sole company, which they named Solstiss. Their goal was to provide the means for larger and more efficient production, increasing their activity while maintaining the tradition of lace making in Northern France.
- Maison Ledieu Beauvillain
- Victor Machu and AEG Joel Machu
- Robert Belot
- Maison Edouard Beauvillain
Each lace maker brought to the table a unique skill and tradition that set them apart from the others, to create 1 cohesive brand and expert lace makers across all categories.
Today, Solstiss is respected worldwide for its fine luxury laces and known for the wealth and diversity of its lace patterns, extensive color palette and cutting edge innovation. The world’s Top fashion houses turn to Solstiss laces as a resource and inspiration for their creations.
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Solstiss; The Seduction of the Lace. Anne Kraatz.
You can never be too modern, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel once said. And what better example of modernity than Cecil Beaton's 1936 portrait of the legendary designer posing in a gold-lace embroidered dress, gilt with sequins.
Bjork by Jean Paul Goude
Goude, of course, will forever be associated with Grace Jones, as he played a major role in developing her image. They were also a couple and had a son together, musician Paulo Goude.