JEAN CHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC RETROSPECTIVE
Whilst showing a friend (Etienne from Radioclit) our portfolio there was a photograph of Wiley in a Iceberg History sweater. We started telling him that Iceberg History were really popular in the garage and grime scenes and that it was a French designer who designed for them. He asked us who it was, when we told him it was Jean Charles de Castelbajac he laughed and told us how he went to school with one of his sons. We contacted him and told him about how the scene wore his clothes; he knew a few of the grime artists and was really excited.
He then invited us to his retrospective exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum after a guided tour of the show he invited us to Paris for his next fashion show. We took photos backstage at his show and then went back to his studio and showed him our portfolio. He loved our photos and said that he really wanted to work with us. A couple of months later he called us up and said that he wanted to commission us to photograph his archive for his 1st major retrospective in Paris. Six months later, we had 3 11 metre high Photographs hung outside the Muse de Galleria – they were so big you could see then from the top of the Eiffel Tower with the naked eye.