A GROUP OF FRIENDS: When Opening Ceremony’s spring look book hits desks the editorial world over, its recipients will recognize the trademark style of Terry Richardson, who shot Lindsey Wixson and Paolo Anchisi against a white backdrop, per usual, in November at Milk Studios. If it seems like a big deal — a very famous photographer plus two extremely of-the-moment models — for a look-book shoot, all parties involved claim it was just one big friend fest. “I’ve been friends with Opening Ceremony for years, and we’ve always wanted to work together,” said Richardson. “The idea was really simple — it was about having fun with the clothes, and Lindsey Wixson was the perfect fit.” Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon seconds that notion: “We’ve been friends with Terry for years,” he said, noting he likes to amp up the look book in lieu of a runway show. “All the right pieces came together and we were shooting the right people and we wanted to have fun.” In the past, Opening Ceremony has enlisted Ryan McGinley (friend) to shoot look books, and this time another “friend” Mel Ottenberg styled the shoot. One could wonder if all these friends get paid in hugs, but Leon assures otherwise.
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