A snapshot of 1991

Sometimes the inspiration behind a fashion shoot is clear-cut. The line of a song, a scene from a film, a particularly enticing shade of a colour. Other times it’s a culmination of moods that whirl together into a snapshot of the zeitgeist.

For Remi Rebillard this shoot was a melting pot of the events and moods of 1991. Photographed in March of that same year, in the week that was Serge Gainsbourg’s last, the graffiti you can see it the shoot is what quickly collected on the walls of Gainsbourg’s house in the days following his death. Remi snapped pictures of the mounting scrawl of messages and, though there’s no direct correlation between Gainsbourg and the shoot, he incorporated that feeling into his work.

The bold styling is also a product of the times. Remi remembers the influence of Jean Paul Gauthier, Azzedine Alaia, Mondino – “the saturated colors, the strong make-up” – while models including Rebecca Romjin round out the feeling that the shoot is an early ’90s time-capsule.

remi rebillard march 1991

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Rebeca Romijn & Tasha Tilberg by Remi Rebillard
Rebeca Romijn & Tasha Tilberg by Remi Rebillard
Rebeca Romijn & Tasha Tilberg by Remi Rebillard
Rebeca Romijn & Tasha Tilberg by Remi Rebillard
Rebeca Romijn & Tasha Tilberg by Remi Rebillard
Rebeca Romijn & Tasha Tilberg by Remi Rebillard
Rebeca Romijn & Tasha Tilberg by Remi Rebillard
Rebeca Romijn & Tasha Tilberg by Remi Rebillard

While Gainsbourg’s start as a disillusioned painter is something Remi feels he can relate to, there’s nothing to suggest that feeling compromises his work or the complexity of the themes he puts into it. A vibrant portrait of 1991, you can view more of Remi Rebillard’s shoot at the gallery above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.