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A biography of Barbara Mullen, one of the twentieth century's great fashion models
A special edition of the biography, featuring an extra 24 images which focus on the behind-the-scenes world of fashion modelling. Drawn from Barbara Mullen’s archive, these include contact sheets, outtakes and unpublished alternates by William Klein, Milton Greene and Richard Avedon, as well as a number of personal photographs.
As part of the research process for the book, we’ve been sharing the stories of Barbara Mullen’s contemporaries on Instagram and Facebook. So if there’s ever been a model you’ve wanted to know more about, simply get in contact with a name - and we’ll do the rest!
This pledge level includes three hours of research on your chosen model, emailed to you in the format of your choice, a hardback First Edition of the book, and your name in the back of the book.
BARBARA'S BAZAR EDITION
Barbara Mullen didn’t have any ordinary retirement; instead, she opened a fashion boutique in Klosters, just as the resort embarked on its jet-set heyday. Frequented by royalty and movie stars, Barbara’s Bazar was one of the first stores to champion designers like Sonia Rykiel, Emanuel Ungaro and Kenzo. To celebrate her biography, Unbound are producing a limited-edition fine art print of the boutique’s playful advertising poster, starring Barbara (and her Vidal Sassoon bob) as drawn by illustrator Gail Kernan. Subscribers will also receive a hardback first edition of The Replacement Girl and their name in the back.
The biography will be anchored by 24 images of Barbara, taken by some of the twentieth century’s greatest fashion photographers. They include photographs by Guy Bourdin, Lillian Bassman, Norman Parkinson, Irving Penn. This pledge level offers supporters the opportunity to sponsor one of these images; they will also be invited to the book launch event and exhibition in London and each supporter will receive a signed copy of the book’s Unseen edition.
Patrons will receive invitations to the book launch event and exhibition in London and be given one-on-one tours through Barbara Mullen’s unique archive, which features unseen images by some of the greatest fashion photographers of the century. Patrons will also receive a signed copy of the book’s Unseen edition and will be thanked in the acknowledgments.