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Pierre & Gilles: Looking Back on Forty Years of Love and Art

Forty years ago, Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard solidified their romantic partnership; to celebrate, they’ve released a career retrospective: Pierre et Gilles: 40 (Flammarion, $60).

Pierreet Gille

Photo courtesy Flammarion

The book demonstrates the artistic fruits of their union, but — more than a salute to their work — it’s also a celebration of two men who spent decades fighting for recognition of their love and their art. The pieces are proudly extravagant — incorporating photography, painting and costuming (the latter sometimes employed sparingly to great effect, pictured). Unafraid to tackle big themes like love, mythology, and religion, Pierre et Gilles are a match made in heaven. PierreetGillesPageOfficielle

Reclining Roman

Pphoto courtesy Flammarion

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