" Everyone in the world tries to be unique, I want to be numerous, become universal."
" La ou je ne suis pas, " in English " Where I'm not, " is a retrospective of self-portraits by Kimiko Yoshida, from the early series " Brides " to her most recent work entitled " Paintings " shown for the first time in France, at La Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris.
In this powerful series of 80 photographs, former fashion designer Kimiko Yoshida appropriates Paco Rabanne’s haute couture creations. She transforms dressed, skirts, accessories, trousers and shoes into Grand Siècle hairpieces, antique parures, and historical costumes.
" La ou je ne suis pas "
Goddess of war Athena by Klimt, 2010
Courtesy Paco Rabanne
El Conquistador Hernan Cortes as El Dorado, 2010
Giovanni Arnolfini by Van Eyck, 2010
Queen of France Maria de Medici by Rubens, 2010
Warhol by Himself, 2010
Ophelia by Delacroix, 2010
Sioux Chief sitting Bull, 2010
Sultan Saladin the Great, 2010
Condottiere Micheletto, 2010
Suleiman the magnificent by Titian, 2010
All images, courtesy Paco Rabanne
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