Topic: sequins

Retro Snap: Guy Bourdin, Who Almost Killed This Model

Retro Snap: Guy Bourdin, Who Almost Killed This Model

For this shoot for French Vogue in 1970, Guy Bourdin smeared a film of glue onto the models’ faces before applying hundreds of sequins. He then decided it would be best to paste them over the model’s entire bodies as well. Unfortunately, after applying the glue their skin could not breathe, and the models began blacking out. The editor said “we can’t go any further. These girls will die.” And Guy replied “Oh it would be so beautiful – to have them dead in bed!”

(They didn’t die, fortunately.)

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