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series of these collections appeared in American Vogue , 1979. Gia Marie Carangi (January 29, 1960 – November 18, 1986) was an American fashion model considered possibly the first super model. A biography of Carangi by Stephen Fried called Thing of Beauty (a title omitting the second half of John Keats' famous quote "A thing of beauty is a joy forever") was published in 1993. A biographical film, Gia, debuted on HBO in 1998. Angelina Jolie starred in the title role, garnering a Golden Globe award for the role. She was frequently photographed by Piel.

This image appears in "denis piel - MOMENTS" published by Rizzoli this year.

This much-anticipated first monograph of the highly influential photographer showcases the best of his sensual fashion images and nudes. Famous for his hyper-real, cinematic images, Denis Piel’s lens catches women off guard, engaged in sensual moments that are filled with magic and curiosity. Known as one of the wonderboys of fashion photography of the 1980s, Piel and his style and aesthetic have influenced many photographers today.

This volume, designed by award-winning designer Ruth Ansel, features a selection of images spanning Piel’s career, including those taken on assignment for fashion magazines and advertising clients as well as nudes of breathtaking women who would become the supermodels and actresses of a new generation, such as Nastassja kinski, Uma Thurman, Andie MacDowell, Christy Turlington, Gia Carangi, Tatjana Patitz, Kelly LeBrock
and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Piel’s photos are in the permanent collection of The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Museum of Fine Art, Boston as well as in numerous private collections including BES photo collection

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Publication: American Vogue 1979. book "denis piel - MOMENTS" published by Rizzoli 2012
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  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm.)

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