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R.I.P. Corinne Day

km1.jpgCorinne Day (1965-2010) took pared down photographs that gave realness to all of her subjects. In 1990, she would take her most iconic photograph set for the Face’s visionary 3rd Summer of Love editorial . The photographs featured a freckled unknown, in black and white, smiling at the camera in a head dress.

Kate Moss and Corinne Day would work together for years to come. However, their first collaboration for the Face as muse and photographer at once captured the zeitgeist of the stripped away grunge era and exposed a childlike honesty in the young model’s face. The editorial marked a turning point for fashion, the photos didn’t feature glossy shots of eighties supermodels just Moss’ bare smiling face.

Day’s friends have been in talks with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London for a possible retrospective that would feature all of her work.

Corinne Day’s ability to photograph beauty through a raw lens will be sorely missed.

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