Fashion Eye Deauville
Omar Victor Diop has attracted notice through works bringing together a visual artist’s sense of colour, atmosphere and composition, the world of fashion, and portrait photography. In 2022, he was invited to Deauville, the seaside resort on the Normandy coast, whose landscapes reminded him of the Atlantic Ocean beaches of his Dakar childhood. Diop redraws and heightens the impact of the resort’s houses and other buildings, making them the theatre for a personal odyssey, with cameos by other characters and alter egos, all manifestations of his inner thoughts as a Dakarois abroad.
Born in Dakar in 1980, Omar Victor Diop divides his time between Senegal and Paris. Fascinated by photography, literature and history from an early age, the convergence of these interests became fertile ground for his imagination, leading him to hone his talents in several art forms, from collage and creative writing to fashion and textile design. An invitation to take part in the Pan-African photography biennial Rencontres de Bamako in 2011 marked the beginning of his career as a photographer. His works are in the collections of major institutions, while his images appear regularly in magazines around the world. His first monograph, Omar Victor Diop, was published by 5 Continents Editions in 2021.
Inspired by the House's travel heritage, the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye collection evokes cities, regions or countries through the eyes of fashion photographers, from emerging talents to industry legends. Each title in the series features an extensive selection of large-format photographs, together with biographical information and an interview with the photographer or a critical essay. After Louis Vuitton City Guides and Travel Books, this third collection presents travel photography with a fashion perspective, as the chosen photographers all infuse their images of great cities, faraway places or dream destinations with their unique vision.
- 9.3 x 12 inches
- Fashion Eye Deauville
- Photography by Omar Victor Diop
- Edited by Laura Serani
- Hardcover with embossed cloth binding
- 120 pages
- Between 50 and 150 images per title
- Bilingual edition in French and English
- Printed in Italy