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August 27 2014

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Who should we find backstage at Hussein Chalayan but Peter Beard? Though he’s most famous for his images of Africa, the photographer’s no stranger to fashion (legend has it that he “discovered” Iman). “Sure, I’m used to finding faces in unfamiliar territory, but I’ve found some of the most beautiful women around here, like her,” he said pointing to Hye Park. “Which makes sense, I guess. They are models.” For now, Beard’s staying put in Paris, but in ten days he’s heading for familiar territory—Kenya—and getting back to work. In fact, he was showing off the cover of his newest book, an aerial shot of hundreds of elephants in the desert. Would he consider himself a fashion fan? “Nah, probably not. But I’m always glad when it works out that I’m here at the same time. For me, it’s just fun.” And we can confirm that—he was at the Crazy Horse for the Cavalli party on Tuesday night until the wee hours.

Photo: Greg Kessler

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