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interviewing LadyJaneLane

Here’s my latest work in collaboration with Jean-Luc Dupont on LadyJaneLane‘s exposé of the ‘Madame Grès, la couture à l’oeuvre‘ exhibition in Paris.
Tell me what you think?

POP.SIN Ep 1. Ladyjanelane from christopher duncan on Vimeo.

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wing mirrors

I recently spent some time at the Paris Retromobile exhibition, with the team from The National Motor Museum @Beaulieu_Hants. There were some magnificent cars there, but all had been photographed so many times I wanted to find a new approach. This year’s theme was based on the colourful automobiles of the 70’s and they were gleaming from the work of an army of polishers from Meguiar’s. So armed with my trusty Hipstamatic I decided to go “pop” and based my work around the wing mirror.


A special thanks to The National Motor Museum @Beaulieu_Hants, if you are in the south of england it’s definitely a place to visit, and to the team of polishers from Meguiar’s  @Meguiars without whose work these images would not have been possible. Just look at this : 

 Talbot-Lago Super Sport T150C that won the Louis Vuitton classic award.


I’m on The Fashionisto !

I’m on The Fashionisto ! Well not me, somebody much prettier, but my work …

Special thanks to l’Atelier Maurice Arnoult and Isabel André for opening the doors of this magic place where a new generation of women bootmakers has grown since 2005 in close collaboration with Maurice Arnoult, the most renowned parisian bootmaker. A place where traditional art of shoemaking craft and creativity merge.


if you think nude shorts is new think again

I hear some well-meaning people are objecting to the adjective “nude” as a colour and maybe they have a point. It does kind of constitute the opposite of that other famous “n” word.

But let’s not get into that here. If we took Jane Russell’s advice in this song then the world would definitely be a better place and people who declared their love for each other wouldn’t be imprisoned.

So enjoy the philosophy, enjoy the view and remember if you hold on to that dated garment long enough it will be back in fashion.


mexico-mexico

photo © wade h grimbly
when I was in cuernavaca morelos, mexico a couple of years ago I found this leather “cowboy” outfit in the local museum.it must date from mid 19th century and was probably only used for “sunday best” and celebrations. the owner must have made a few girls swoon when swaggering around town in this, but I could easily see it being worn today. the detail in the leather work is almost haute-couture. the shirt is pretty beautiful too don’t you think?