Feb 27, 2011

Italian artist Vanessa Beecroft has spent two decades turning fashion shoot aesthetics into a troubling flesh and blood spectacle. The women in the artist’s performances typically wear little more than garish wigs and killer heels. Arranged into carefully composed clusters, they stand for hours, gazed at by the crowds a high-art girlie show inevitably pulls. So what would happen if Wallpaper* invited the art star to reverse the process once more and create a fashion story? Directed by Beecroft and shot by photography duo Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, we accompanied the W* fashion teamto Franfurt's Museum Fur Moderne Kunst to watch the spectacle unfold.

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