Charles Guislain reports on THE BLACK THEATRE dedicated to those who are inspired-even in the darkest places…

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Romain Brau photo by Charles Guislain 

Dear Readers,

Let me introduce you to the Black Theatre book made by the young and creative team of the RA Store and its talented manager, Romain Brau. The latter is a friend of mine and it was a pleasure to take his portrait during menswear fashion week.

The cover 

The Black Theatre

dedicated to those who are inspired-even in the darkest places…

Store front 

a lightbox shadow puppet theatre

edited by ra printed matter and designed by lena lumelsky

featuring scenes and characters from 20th century fashion history

limited edition 1 of 200 numbered copies, handmade in belgium

sold at ra, MOMU antwerp, Seven New York and OFR paris

on the occasion of the exhibition 'BLACK Masters of Black in Fashion & Costume'

five transparent scenes with over twenty five figures + flashlight included.

watch the black theatre video by srdjan stancic here

Photos by Yves de Brabander

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.