From War & Politics to Fashion

Christopher Morris Haute Couture, Spring, Summer, 2013, Dior

© Christopher Morris / VII The image was shot back stage at Dior, for Paris  L’ Officiel during the 2013 Haute Couture shows in Paris.  The model is Marta Dyks/NEXT

“Fashion for me is about beauty and fantasy, all the complete opposites of my career, which dealt with the ugliness of war and the blind nationalism of politics.

Falling into the fashion world by chance, when an editor, from the Italian Fashion magazine AMICA, discovered my political work.  With them commissioning me at first to document the Ralph Lauren store in New York, for they loved the way I documented Republican America in my first book “My America”, Steidl 2006.

The real difficulty in Fashion is that it’s the complete opposite of journalistic work, which is based on interpretation of reality, with fashion it becomes an interpretation of fantasy.” (Christopher Morris)