The Icon Issue: Who Photographed Madonna for Vanity Fair

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Luigi & Iango are the deus ex machina of this portfolio dedicated to Madonna for the network’s first The Icon Issue Vanity Fair Europe which brings together the editions of Italy, France and Spain.

Luigi Murenu is a former hairstylist among the most recognized in the world. He has collaborated with the greatest creatives of the fashion system. Iango Henzi, on the other hand, is Swiss and has a past as a dancer. Their partnership began in 2010, the first most important shots came in 2014. More than 250 covers were shot for Vogue. Many more are made for Vanity Fair and for independent magazines such as ID And Dust. Many celebrities portrayed: among others there are Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lawrence, Penélope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez and Julianne Moore. The list of supermodels is even longer and includes names such as Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss.

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With Vanity Fair they established a long-lasting relationshipa collaboration born in 2022 with the cover of the singing duo Blanco & Mahmood after the victory at the Sanremo Festival 2022 and continued with a project dedicated to the Venice Film Festival with a series of covers with the most awarded actress of 2022, Cate Blanchettas the protagonist.

«We are not only bound by a long friendship with Madonna», say Luigi & Iango. «Many values ​​bind us to this great artist. The great discipline. Respect for creative work, for diversity, love for people. And again: the cult of challenge, the duty of preparation, the requirement of study and deepening. Madonna taught us to always go further, always one step further, always one step higher. And it doesn’t matter if you risk falling: what should interest you is moving forward, creating a better world, trying to do something different, more beautiful, more significant. This portfolio is a tribute to her, to her career, to her struggles. But it is also a reflection on the role of fine art photography in contemporary culture. In a world dominated by fast and liquid images, we find it’s time to go back to work on excellence, quality and meaning. Excellence and quality concern study, time, talent and resources invested. The meaning concerns the need to always introduce value and progress into every artistic expression. Sense, beauty, progress: these are, in summary, the values ​​that interest us and on which our work is concentrated today».

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Source: Vanity Fair

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