Knowledge Identifier: +Herb_Ritts
Born in 1952.
Countries: United States (49%), United Kingdom (17%), France (9%)
Linked to: Bard College, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Acura, Calvin Klein
During the 1980s and 1990s, Ritts photographed celebrities such as Diana Ross, Christopher Reeve, Belinda Carlisle, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Michael Jordan, Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Francesco Clemente, George Clooney, Cher, Mel Gibson, Elizabeth Taylor, Brad Pitt, Ronald Reagan, Julia Roberts, Steven Hawking, Nicole Kidman, Edward Norton, Tom Cruise, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dizzy Gillespie, Elton John, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Richard Gere, Jack Nicholson, Cindy Crawford, and
David Gandy - He selected Gandy to recreate 'Fred with Tires', originally shot by Herb Ritts in 1984
Five years later he would replicate that cover pose with Madonna for her 1986 release "True Blue"
Cindy Crawford - In July 1988, she posed nude for "Playboy" magazine in a shoot by photographer Herb Ritts
The first video he directed was Madonna in "Cherish" in 1989
K.d. lang - Lang appeared on the cover of the August 1993 issue of "Vanity Fair" photographed by Herb Ritts
Alek Wek - Herb Ritts photographed her for a 1999 calendar in a Joanne Gair body painting that was a highlight of Gair's first retrospective
Comme des Garcons - Other celebrities who have worn Comme des Garçons include Matt Bellamy, Alexander McQueen, Krikor Jabotian, Chloë Sevigny, Kanye West, Usher, Tilda Swinton, Herb Ritts, Tatiana_Sorokko, Karl Lagerfeld, Heidi Albertsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Vincent Ng, Selma Blair, Leila Aldik, Drake, Joe Jonas, ASAP Rocky, 2Chainz, John Waters and who devoted a chapter of his 2010 book "Role Models" to Comme des Garçons and Rei Kawakubo