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Left: Thierno wears Trousers by Koché, Jumper by Boyhood and Jacket by Melange. Right: Shirt by COS and Jumpsuit by H&M Studio.

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Left:  Therell wears Trousers and Jacket by Nïuku, Jumper by Mira Mikati and Belt vintage. Thierno wears Trousers by Koché, Jumper by Boyhood and Jacket by Melange. Right: Thierno wears Trousers and Jacket by Koché, Collar by Plus and Shoes by COS.

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Left: Therell wears Trousers, Shirt and Coat by H&M Studio, Shoes by Paraboot. Right: Shoes by Santani.

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Thierno wears Jacket by La Prestic Ouiston and Therell wears Shirt by YMC.

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Left: Thierno wears Trousers by Scotch & Soda, Jumper by H&M and Dress by Veronique Leroy. Right: Short by Proêmes de Paris, Shirt and Shoes by COS, Jacket by Boyhood, Socks and Garters by Mikati

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Left: Therell wears Top by  Capsul. Right: Therell wears Trousers and Shirt by Nïuku. Thierno wears Socks  by Commune de Paris.

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Thierno wears Shoes by Pete Sorensen.

 

Ballroom is an exploration of the movement of voguing. Born in the 1960s, this social style of dance refers to the reappropriation of fashion codes, modelling poses, and the art of photography from the glossies. This underground movement is still very actual in the way that social topics are contemporary, such as questions of gender, minorities, identity, or sexuality.

As every element of any subculture, voguing became a way to find a community, share culture, claim freedom of expression, and experience life through art. This practice creates connections between bodies, minds, and spirits. In many societies today, it is a rare privilege to express yourself, far for the golden years of the 1980s, which appear to still inspire us. Ballroom suggests that the freedom of creative expression might actually be a form of privilege, which may need to be acknowledged, assessed, and correctly put to use.

 

PhotographersFred&Anthony

StylistEmilie Turck

Layout Editor - Luca Barbieri

Talents  - Thierno at M Management Paris and Therell at New Madison Paris