Walter Van Beirendonck photographed one of his æstheticterrorists® collections of rough-cut graffiti-style T-shirts under an 18th century dress. The t-shirt’s neon graphics were more vibrant and alive than the model’s bleached skin tones that matched the deathly grey of her dress, her scruffily pulled back hair, etiolated arms and depressed expression.
Walter Van Beirendonck, æstheticterrorists®, Spring–Summer 1999. Make-up by Inge Grognard and photographed by Ronald Stoops.
Fashion at the Edge: Spectacle, Modernity and Deathliness by Caroline Evans, Yale University Press