Portrait | Alexandra Boucherifi

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Etch a skectch – About Portraits à la mode

A quote, a designer face draw with one line, one stroke, to keep the essence and a signature.

Alexandra Boucherifi is a slash/girl, journalist/author/illustrator/curator/photographer/blogger. We met two years ago during the first exhibition on Lady Gaga she was curating in Paris. She created an artbook on Lady Gaga in 2011, just after the exhibition, which got sold out everywhere and in some special places such as Agnès b and Colette. Recently she also helped on the making of an exhibition on the artist at Lane Crawford (Hong Kong).

Very charismatic, her talent is to take you, with her manga-like eyes in her wide world of passions, from Barack Obama to Madonna through design, photography and italian politics…

 

Desy Sáfan-Gerard | Body conscious

A performance of the artist Desy Safan-Gerard with the model Maria Clark.

Transversalité artistique

This performance was a perfect cross-over between dance, music and illustration.


Desy Safan-Gerard born in Chile, studied both music composition and psychology before becoming a painter.


2005

During 30 minutes, Maria Clark, the model, strikes poses on the contemporary music of Pierre Boulez: Notations I, II, IV and VII using her body as a medium, while the artist Desy Safan-Gerard is translating the gestures and the music on canvas. The process is completely improvised.

At the end we were a bit astonished, like in a transe both by the performance, the physical presence of Maria and the music, it could have continued, as you only start seeing the multiple conversations between the painter, the performer and the music.
I ask to the artist if she did such works with different kind of music. She responds that she did it with Shostakovich and Piazzola, and perhaps it could be interesting to see the results on experimental musicians like Thelonious Monk or Kraftwerk.


2002

Corinne Bonnet owner of galerie Dufay-Bonnet gave us an unusual experience, a travel in time, with the add of a public reader it would have looked like we were back in caves in New York City or Paris during the sixties.

Watch the video.

Desy Safan-Gerard website
Maria Clark website

 

Portrait | Diabolo Menthe…

About Portraits à la mode A quote, a designer face draw with one line, one stroke, to keep the essence and a signature.

À propos des Portraits à la mode (à la manière du Modalogue) Un portrait d’un créateur, d’une personnalité de la mode avec une signature, une citation et le buste tracé d’un seul trait, comme pour en capter l’essentiel.

Très libre réinterprétation du film éponyme de Diane Kurys.

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Portrait | Bonjour Françoise !

About Portraits à la mode

A quote, a designer face draw with one line, one stroke, to keep the essence and a signature.

À propos des Portraits à la mode (à la manière du Modalogue)

Un portrait d’un créateur, d’une personnalité de la mode avec une signature, une citation et le buste tracé d’un seul trait, comme pour en capter l’essentiel.

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Illustration réalisée pour le site culturel The Pariser (cf ci-dessous)

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Portrait | Cristina de Vogüé

About Etch a sketch « Portraits à la mode, by Le Modalogue »

A designer face (or a fashion figure, a personality) draw with one line, one stroke (to capture the essence), a quote and a signature.

À propos des portraits à la mode (à la manière du Modalogue)

Le portrait d’un créateur, d’une personnalité, une signature, une citation et le buste tracé d’un seul trait, comme pour en capter l’essentiel…

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Cristina has the elegance of her Italian heritage (from her father) and the eccentricity of its Russian origins (from her mother).

She likes fake jewelry, especially the big earrings, as Mademoiselle Gabrielle Chanel did. She loves Coca-Cola light, as Karl Lagerfeld loves, but with a dash of champagne!

Cristina is married to Patrice de Vogüé, the owner of one of the most beautiful castle in France: Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Thanks to Alexander, his son, for allowing me to draw this portrait, which has since become one of my favorites.