Amazones, a project born in 2001 between PACO “Iron Man” RABANNE and photographer, Thierry Le Gouès, is a collection of reflections with the light and metal and skin that sparks concepts of futuristic imagery. Thierry “armed” the Amazones with the Paco’s creations for an imaginative set of shoots on the volcanic island of Lanzarote, cliffs of Etretat, Brazilian beaches of Nordeste, the desert of the Sahara.
In union and homage to his first book “Soul” (first published in 1998,) Thierry Le Gouès’ Amazones are rising generation of black fashion divas: Nina Keita, Kadija, Adame and Hawa Niang, Margaret Lahoussage, “They were a constant inspiration during this work to which I wished to give an erotic key”.
Thierry Le Gouès was born in Brest (France) in 1964. He began his career of photographer of mode in 1986 with Condé Nast Italy: Sail and Uomo Vogue, and continued its collaboration with magazines as prestigious as International Glamour, Vogue Men, Vogue, Condé nast Italy, Lei, Per Him, Arena, I.D, The Face, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Interview, French Revue. Thierry Goues is one of the founders of the magazine: “French – Re-examined Modes” Thierry is also the author of international advertising campaigns: Replay, Nike, Levi’s, Boucheron, Hermès, Lavazza, Spring, Yves Saint Laurent, Paco Rabanne, Pascale Browned, Swatch, Moschino. He currently resides in Paris and New York.
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