• 'Heroin chic' and the tangled legacy of photographer Davide Sorrenti

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    A new documentary about the late fashion photographer, who died at the age of 20, recalls the rise of the controversial look with which he made his name There is a sequence in See Know Evil, a new documentary-biography of the late photographer Davide Sorrenti, when the then US president, Bill Clinton, takes time out of a prayer breakfast to comment on “heroin chic”, the provocatively titled mid-90s style of fashion photography that was accused of glamourising super-skinny, strung-out models. The president clearly liked to keep an eye on fashion - he had previously complained about Calvin...
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