Garance Doré needs no introduction. The streetstyle snapper emerged on the scene in the early days of the blogger boom and remains an influential force in the burgeoning field. With everyone getting in on the blogosphere, it was refreshing to talk with one of the founding members of the movement. She even does regular guest-lecturing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (aka the infamous FIT). And this “jill-of-all-trades” doesn’t just do the blogging thing. Doré has lent her creative touch to a number of unconventional projects that include videos with Max Mara and David Yurman, a Jil Sander exhibition, a photographic diary of the Venice Biennale for Nowness and even a guest-designer gig and exhibit with Gap. Working as both a photographer and illustrator has allowed her to collab with a long list of clients, too: Chloé, Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Max Mara, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Dior, and Club Monaco, just to name a few. As one of the industry’s most renowned female photogs, it’s no surprise that she’s been featured in everything like The New York Times, T Magazine, Vogue (American and British!), Interview and ELLE. And she’s not just another pretty face. Her business-savvy tenacity has scored her numerous nominations including Harper’s Bazaar Women of Fashion, GQ’s 25 Most Glamorous Women of Fashion, Vogue’s 40 Women of the Decade and ELLE France’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Fashion. And we’re red with envy for her collection of rouge-colored bags and shoes. Call it cliché, but Doré defines that easy Parisian chic style. But it’s far from the cookie-cutter classic; she’s been known to cut up and recreate luxury pieces to give them a new life. Case in point: that vintage fur vest. C’est très chic, non?
Fashion Photographer; Writer; Illustrator; Editor, garancedore.fr. New York