Fondation Louis Vuitton – Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier photos by Kristin-Lee Moolman

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I just came back from the Nocturne Art/Afrique #3 at Fondation Louis Vuitton and thought I’d make a few posts showing you some of my favourite artists.

I was quite taken by the photographs of Kristin-Lee Moolman. Her work captures the images of the township youth in Johannesburg. Clearly fashion is very important to them. She depicts the androgyny of the cool-kids from Johannesburg, exploring the stereotypes of gender and black masculinity and femininity. “Their creativity, their eccentricity and their commitment to an international style-transformed and re-appropriated – express the need for an affirmed identity.” Moolman’s photographs reflect the first fashion images published in the 1950’s in Drum magazine intended for black readers.

The exhibition ends on September 4th.



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.