“If you don’t want to be nude, wear a suit” is what Bruce Weber originally wanted to call his short film.
Sometimes I feel as if I need to explain my references. I am sure there are souls who are not familiar with Bruce Weber’s brillaint work.
Presently, he is the the most commercially known for his Abercrombie & Fitch photographs. Back in the day, it was for his Calvin Klein Underwear ads.
If you were a male model in the 80’s and had a portrait by Bruce Weber in your portfolio, you instantly skyrocketed to having a certain covetable cache that made you the envy of all the other boys on the set. A modern, uneffected sensuality remains in his photographs which is impossible to duplicate, although many photographers have tried.
A couple of decades earlier, Bunny Yeager was first a model and then known for her glamour photographs. Her most iconic model is Bettie Page. Both photographers share a certain naturalness in their work. Specifically their nudes.
We bring you ‘Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing,’ the Bruce Weber short film that opened the Stefano Pilati collection for Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2010-11 menswear show in Paris.
Note: Video contains nudity
Watch the Samuel Benchetrit for YSL film from Spring 10.