It’s hardly a secret that I ran out of enthusiasm for Tim Burton’s films back in the late 80’s, but there is certainly no denying that few directors working today have such an iconic and immediately recognizable style. Back in 2009, this signature style was recognized in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar, just in time for Halloween. With photography by fashion fantasy maker Tim Walker and couture by Alexander McQueen, Nina Ricci, Versache, Louis Vuitton, and Comme des Garçons, the shoot is a quirky gothic perturbation of black and red, with brilliant roses and giant, looming skeletons, hollow-eyed models and giant-eyed demons, a collection of creatures immediately recognizable as springing from the mind of Tim Burton. I’m not sure if it’s a self-aggrandizing example of an auteur buying into his own mythology, or simply a delightfully cheeky self-parody, but either way, it’s pretty fun to watch the collision of horror and haberdashery. Take a look at the photos from the feature below and let me know what you think in the comments!
(via The Citizens of Fashion)