Isabella Burley, 2018 Edition of 500 Softcover, 28-paged booklet in clear vinyl slip, plus a two-sided poster and card colophon Condition: Fine
In 1976, Jim Britt photographed his two daughters at their home in Los Angeles. One resulting image, which would later be named as 'Sisters', captured 12-year-old Jody and 11-year-old ‘Mimi’ Melendy in an ecstatic fit of braces-baring laughter. The siblings unique bond had been documented since birth by their father, but little did anyone know the immense impact and trajectory that the super-smiley snapshot would take.
12 years later a Comme des Garçons representative came across the image in a back issue of People magazine where it had been featured. The label asked to license it for their AW88 campaign. This unassuming family photograph quickly became immortalised in fashion history: unstaged, joyful and flawed, everything fashion normally isn‘t.
SISTERS by Jim Britt, 1976 tells the unknown story behind its creation, bringing to light the pictures taken during the same photo session for the first time ever. Edited and published by Isabella Burley. Art-directed by Jamie Andrew Reid.
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