Sarajevo to Paris

Marleen Daniëls


​ Hardcover, 27,6 x 21,7 x 6 cm, 2,5 kg, 820 p, English

"Sarajevo to Paris, fashion or reportage, deciding on the title of a book is mind-boggling. I call myself a documentary photographer that accidentally ended up doing fashion.

The end of the '80s was an interesting and intense time in world history, and a particularly creative time in the world of fashion. As a young female photographer I was interested in both worlds. I was travelling for newspapers and magazines to the fashion weeks in Milan and Paris and to the conflict zones of Lebanon and Iraq.

It was during the war in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the siege of Sarajevo that I matured in documentary photography, fortunately without being injured.

Thirty years later, when looking back, those two worlds — documentary and fashion — still define my work. Both are equally represented in my archives.

This book, of my fashion work, is the first to be published. I called it Sarajevo to Paris because sometimes I would travel directly from one to the other. These two cities had a big impact on my life."

Marleen Daniëls, May 2022

Sarajevo to Paris is an anthology, a "zeitgeist" document with thousands of backstage photographs by documentary and fashion photographer Marleen Daniëls, covering many fashion shows of following designers:

A.F Vandervorst, Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Anna Heylen, Balenciaga, Bernhard Willhelm, Bruno Pieters, Cacharel, Castelbajac, Cathy Pill, Cavalli, Celine, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Lacroix, Christian Wijnants, Costume National, Yohji Yamamoto, Diane Von Furstenberg, Diesel, Dior, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dirk Van Saene, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Etro, Ferretti, Givenchy, Gucci, Haider Ackermann, Hussein Chalayan, Viktor & Rolf, Iris Van Herpen, Issey Miyaké, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Jean-Paul Lespagnard, Jill Sander, John Galliano, Josephus Thimister, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Luis Vuitton, Manish Arora, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Martin Margiela, Missoni, Olivier Theyskens, Peter Pilotto, Prada, Proenza Schouler, Pucci, Raf Simons, Ronald van der Kemp, Stella McCartney, Tim Van Steenbergen, Ungaro, Valentino, Veronique Branquinho, Véronique Leroy, Versave, Vivienne Westwood, Walter Van Beirendonck, Yves Saint-Laurent.