This much-anticipated first monograph of the highly influential photographer showcases the best of his sensual fashion images and nudes. Famous for his cinematic approach, Denis Piel catches women off guard, engaged in sensual moments that are filled with magic and curiosity. Known as one of the wonderboys of fashion photography of the 1980s, Piel and his style and aesthetic have influenced many photographers today.This volume, designed by award-winning designer Ruth Ansel, features a selection of images spanning Piel’s career, including those taken on assignment for fashion magazines and advertising clients as well as nudes of breathtaking women who would become the supermodels and actresses of a new generation, such as Nastassja Kinski, Uma Thurman, Andie MacDowell, Christy Turlington, Gia Carangi, Tatjana Patitz, Kelly LeBrock, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
* > Denis Piel’s influence during the 1980s was significant, earning him an international reputation for his beauty, fashion, and celebrity spreads for magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair, and GQ, and for brands such as Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, L'Oréal, Revlon, and Estée Lauder. His work has garnered many international awards. Piel’s photographs are in the permanent collection of The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and numerous private collections. Polly Allen Mellen (Contribution by) has been a stylist and fashion editor for more than sixty years at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, and was the creative director of Allure. Donna Karan (Contribution by) is an American fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels.