From 1968 through 1981, photographer Chris von Wangenheim reflected the glittering disco era with scandalous images that explored the compelling hedonistic dark side of the seventies glamour. Racy images that first appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Interview, and infamous ad campaigns for Dior and Valentino, still look as wildly modern today as when they first appeared. In "Gloss: The Work of Chris von Wangerheim", the new oversize coffee table book published by Rizzoli International from brothers Roger and Mauricio Padilha, puts the highly stylized work deservedly back in the spotlight. Referenced endlessly by today's fashion photographers, stylists, and designers, the von Wangenheim influence is undeniable.
Photographs: GLOSS The work of Chris von Wangenheim by Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha, Rizzoli