Anna Bauer's Backstage is a comprehensive portrait of the protagonists of
fashion in the twenty-first century's first decade: not just the designers but
the entire cast of PR agents, photographers, make-up artists, art directors,
editors and, of course, the models. Photographing at shows in Paris, Milan,
London and New York, using a large-format camera and black-and-white Polaroid,
Bauer decided to portray the diversity of the talent at work behind the scenes.
"I got totally addicted to the backstage," Bauer says in the preface to this
volume. "I wanted to show how much is involved." Elegantly designed by Fabien
Baron, Backstage is divided into eight themed sections: "The Designers,"
which includes portraits of Alber Elbaz, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Bailey,
Diane von Furstenberg, Dries Van Noten, Francisco Costa, Haider Ackermann, Jean
Paul Gaultier, Joseph Altuzarra, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, Phoebe
Philo, Riccardo Tisci, Rick Owens, Stella McCartney, Tom Ford and Zac Posen;
"The Girls," which includes models such as Agyness Deyn, Kate Moss, Lara Stone
and Lily Cole;"The Press," with art directors, editors and publishers such as
Anna Wintour, Jefferson Hack, Dennis Freedman and Glenn O'Brien; "The Front
Row," which features celebrities Kanye West, Milla Jovovich, Lily Allen, The
Kills, Juliette Lewis, Marilyn Minter and Cate Blanchett; "The Beauty Squad,"
with make-up artists, stylists and casting directors such as such as Dick Page,
François Nars, Guido Palau, James Kaliardos, Orlando Pita and Tom Pecheux; "The
Money," which includes CEOs Giancarlo Giammetti, Michael Burke, Gianni
Castiglioni and Sidney Toledano; "Behind the Scenes," with publicists and
producers such as Alexandre de Betak, Carlos Souza, Caroline Lebar, Ed
Filipowski and Pierre Rougier; and finally,"The Photographers," which includes
portraits of Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Testino, Juergen Teller, Martin Parr
and Patrick McMullan among others.