Cindy Crawford
(Movies & TV)
Rei Kawakubo
Karl Lagerfeld
Guy Bourdin
Richard Avedon
Helmut Newton
(Visual Arts)
Annie Leibovitz
(Visual Arts)

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Herb Ritts

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Herb Ritts

American fashion photographer who concentrated on black-and-white photography and portraits, often in the style of classical Greek sculpture add

Category: Fashion

Born in 1952.

Countries: United States (49%), United Kingdom (17%), France (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Cindy Crawford, Rei Kawakubo, Karl Lagerfeld

Linked to: Bard College, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Acura, Calvin Klein




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Herb Ritts was born in 1952 add something


He photographed Brooke Shields for the cover of the Oct. 12, 1981 edition of "Elle" and he photographed Olivia Newton-John for her "Physical" album in 1981 add something


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" add something


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 add something


In 1991, he won two MTV Video Awards for his work on music videos by Janet Jackson and Chris Isaak add something


The couple married four years later in 1991, but divorced in 1995 add something


K.d. lang - Lang appeared on the cover of the August 1993 issue of "Vanity Fair" photographed by Herb Ritts


From 1996 to 1997 his work was displayed at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, attracting more than 250,000 people to the exhibit, and in 2003 a solo exhibition was held at the Daimaru Museum, in Kyoto, Japan add something


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


Laetitia Casta - She appeared in three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, "Rolling Stone", and the Pirelli Calendar 1999 by Herb Ritts and 2000 by Annie Leibovitz

Herb Ritts died in 2002 add something


On December 26, 2002, Ritts died of complications from pneumonia at the age of 50 add something


Kate Dillon Levin - Glamour Magazine featured Dillon along with plus-size models Amy Lemons, Anansa Sims, Ashley Graham, Crystal Renn, Jennie Runk and Lizzie Miller in a nude photo referencing Herb Ritts' famous photo of 90's supermodels in 2009


Rankin (photographer) - In January 2009, BBC 4 broadcast his 1 hour documentary "Seven Photographs that Changed Fashion", in which he created his own tributes to the iconic images by Cecil Beaton, Erwin Blumenfeld, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, David Bailey and Guy Bourdin


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