Photos from Frank, likely Fall 1997.
Torn out from the ill-fated Frank, a British woman's magazine that was too fiercely intelligent to last more than two years (1997-1999), these photographs of the shoe designer Rodolphe Menudier's Hausmannian Paris apartment have long been a favourite of mine. In contrast to the poppy brightness of the white entertaining rooms, punctuated by brilliant orange, the bedroom is a rich dark red. While I do not appear to have saved the page that lists the photographer, Frank was highly innovative in choosing to publish photographs that showed a beautiful apartment in the disarray common to most- vacuum cleaner in the middle of the floor, clothes heaped up in piles, the contents of a purse spilled out on the bed. There is even a small picture of a messy fridge of champagne, yogurt and parsley. Seen in the photos above is his gorgeous girlfriend, Agnès Liely, then a window dresser for Chanel.
Labels: 1990s, 1997, Agnès Liely, frank magazine, Interiors, paris, Rodolphe Menudier