Amanda Lear ST TROPEZ Guy Laroche GORE VIDAL Mode Avantgarde magazine
AVANTGARDE was a fantastic Fashion & Style magazine for the late 1970's and early 80's
Amanda Lear 2 page feature. One page interview, one photo and one full page airbrush artwork with wings.
Amazing Airbrushed cover by "Pater". Peter Sato?
St Tropez fashion is featured over 12 pages - images of the shops, dining out, fashion stores and tonnes of great fashion!
Ace fashion label is featured over 2 pages in a fashion spread by Chris Smith.
The fold-out pin-up is still attached; model Manuella at Nova wears swimwear.
Yuki, Zandra Rhodes, Roland Klein and John Bates fashion spread.
Profile on the band Japan with David Sylvian & Steve Jansen
BTS images shot at Castelbajac, Emmanuelle Khanh, Gauthier, and more by van Grieken.
Interview with Gore Vidal, 5 pages.
Fashion spread with models Joni Flynn, Anna Dutton and Vanessa wearing Flexatard etc, 4 pages.
Deen Nun, Penny Brooks, Michele Hobson and Tammy wear winterwear for a spread shot by David James in Redhill, Surrey.
Interview with Richard Baskin.
David Fielden fashion spread.
Models Felicity Buirski and Maggie McCoy wear designs by Monsoon, Slix, Quorum, Courreges and Ted Lapidus over 8 pages.
Art by Richard Lowe, 2 page feature.
Guy Bourdin for Charles Jourdan, Unique 2 page advert.
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, 4 pages on the film.
Paco Rabanne fashion spread.
Interview with Guy Laroche, 3 pages.
Romantic dresses by Rebecca Blake, 2 pages.
Men's fashion, several pages.
Jean Francois Hardy
The Mode Avantgarde Show features catwalk images of models wearing Courreges, Cardin, Daniel Hecter, Hanae Mori, Schiaparelli etc over 6 pages.
The Hot Gossip news section includes photos of Andy Warhol, Rita Hayworth and Biba ... and a snarky Kenzo review by the Sunday Telegraph!
Gunnar Larson was a Danish fashion photographer working in the Paris scene in the 60's 70's & 80's. He didn't find immediate success so he wrote to supplement his income. He launched Mode Avantgarde in 1978 as a luxury thrice yearly magazine with no expense spared. The Mode was dropped from the name on later issues.
The Editor in Chief was Anthony Van Grieken