Known for their portraits of sophisticated, powerful women, Alas and Piggott are one of the most respected and acclaimed photographers working today. Both born in 1971 in Turkey and Wales, respectively, met for the first time in England in 1994. With a background in classical music (Alas) and graphic design (Piggott) and some experience in fashion photography, they decided to team up... And the first photos they showed to "Dazed and Confused", the London fashion magazine, immediately made the cover.
Shot at the Château de Ferrières, female models Ranya Mordanova, Mariacarla Boscono, Leonor Scherrer, Adriana Lima and Iris Strubegger; and male models Simon Nessman, Manuel Ramos and Jakob Wiechmann, pose for Ricardo Tisci’s collection for Givenchy Fall 2009/2010 ad campaign.
You may watch the Givenchy's runway RTW Fall09 at: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/video/F2009RTW-GIVENCHY and complete collection at: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/F2009RTW-GIVENCHY
"Visionaire" is the photographers new book which comes housed in a limited-edition Louis Vuitton case designed by Marc Jacobs. Alas and Piggott photographed a series of intimate portraits inspiring contemporary icons. Participating actors are Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson and Selma Blair; singers Jennifer Lopez and Lil' Kim; models Gisele Bundchen, Stephanie Seymour and Christy Turlington; New York City Ballet principle dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied; and fashion designers Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney.