CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: STEVEN MEISEL AND HIS PHOTOGRAPHS

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Born in 1954, Steven Meisel is an American photographer who’s known to be the protégé of both: Franca Sozzani and the fashion industry’s very own ice queen: Anna Wintour. Through the direction of the most influential editors, Meisel has built over the years a portfolio of the most memorable and iconic fashion images. He is now considered to be the one of the most powerful and successful fashion photographers.

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Controversial but creative, Steven Meisel’s photographs are based on reality while allowing the viewer to dream…after all fashion is about fantasy! From Christy Turlington to Gigi Hadid, Gisele Bundchen to Naomi Campbell, Steven Meisel has photographed the biggest names in fashion. This is a photographer who’s been in the industry for more than three decades and just for that we can’t help but wonder his perspective of how the model industry has changed today.

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Naturally, Vogue Italia and Vogue US have mostly published his work. And througout the years, he has photographed fashion campaigns for the most famous brands such as Calvin Klein, Balenciaga, Valentino and Dolce and Gabbana. Let’s take a look back at his career highlights, as we’ve round up our favorite images from Meisel’s big archive:

1) 1986: Christy Turlington

Vogue Italia issue

Vogue Italia issue

2) 1988: Models- Veruschka, Isabella and Lauren Hutton

Vogue Italia December 1988 cover

Vogue Italia December 1988 cover

2) 1989: Model- Linda Evangelista

Shot in Cuba

Shot in Cuba

3) 1991: Truth or Dare with Madonna

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4) 1992: Grace Coddington

Grace Coddington wearing Comme Des Garcons in the October issue

Grace wearing Comme Des Garcons in the October issue

Vogue Italia, Linda Evangelista cover

Vogue Italia, Linda Evangelista cover

5) 1993: Belle Cosi

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6) 1994: Linda Evangelista

Chanel ad in Vogue Italia July/August issue

Chanel ad in Vogue Italia July/August issue

7) 1996: At the Andy Warhol Museum

Vogue Italia September Issue, shot at the Andy Warhol Museum

Vogue Italia September Issue

8) 2004: Red Alert

Vogue Italia, August issue

Vogue Italia, August issue

9) 2005: Into The Blue

Vogue Italia, August issue

Vogue Italia, August issue

10- 2005: Make Over Madness

Makeover Madness

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11) 2007: Memphis

Vogue Italia, March issue

Vogue Italia, March issue

12) 2007: The September Issue

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13) The Black Issue

Mogul- Tyra Banks, August issue

Mogul- Tyra Banks,  Vogue Italia July issue

14) 2008: Stardust

Vogue Italia, September Issue

Vogue Italia, September Issue

15) 2012: Prada Iconic Campaign

Prada, Spring/Summer 2012

Prada, Spring/Summer 2012

16) 2015: Senza Tempo

Model: Anna Cleaveland

Model: Anna Cleaveland

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