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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

100Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: In Stock
Jump into the megawatt world of Mert and Marcus, the creatives who have styled and shot some of the most powerful brands and personalities of our time, from Miu Miu to Angelina Jolie, Givenchy to Gisele Bündchen. Sourced from our best-selling Collector’s Edition, some 300 pictures illuminate the hyper-glamorous, hyper-glossy repertoire of a creative partnership that has defined and redefined standards for fashion.

Hardcover10.3 x 13.8 in.8.01 lb408 pages
“A lavishly illustrated tome for your coffee table.”
The Observer Magazine
“One of the most influential photographic practices in contemporary fashion.”
British Vogue
XL books are at least 34 cm (13.4 in.) high, with the exception of landscape-format titles
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott


Picture Perfect

The duo behind some of fashion’s glossiest shots

Mert Alas, born in Turkey, and Marcus Piggott, born in Wales, met in 1994, at a party on a pier in Hastings, England. Piggott asked Alas for a light, the pair got talking, and rapidly discovered they had plenty in common, not least a love of fashion. Three years later, the duo now known as Mert and Marcus had moved into a derelict loft in East London, converted it into a studio, and had their first collaborative photographic work published in Dazed & Confused.

These days, Mert and Marcus shape the global image of such renowned brands as Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Miu Miu, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, and Lancôme, and public figures including Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bündchen, Björk, Angelina Jolie, and Rihanna. Their photographs encompass a wide range of styles and influences but are renowned particularly for their use of digitized augmentation of images, and a fascination for strong, sexually charged, confident female subjects: “powerful women, women with a meaning, a you-don’t-have-to-talk-or-move-too-much-to-tell-who-you-are kind of woman.”

Bringing our best-selling Collector’s Edition to an affordable, compact format, this collection explores the unique vision of a creative partnership that has defined and redefined standards for glamour, fashion, and luxury. Approximately 300 images from the megawatt Mert and Marcus portfolio are accompanied by an introduction by Charlotte Cotton.

The author

Charlotte Cotton is a curator and writer. She was head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2007–2009), curator of photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (1992–2004) and the head of programming at the Photographers Gallery (2004–2005) in London. She is also the founding editor of

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Hardcover26.2 x 35 cm3.63 kg408 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-7306-1

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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11 Ratings

Problema con la spedizione-consegna.

MaY,November 6, 2021
Purtroppo c'è stato un problema con la consegna e quindi non posso recensire il libro. Scrivo la recensione perché secondo me i problemi possono capitare, l'importante è che vengano risolti, e nel mio caso Taschen ha risolto il problema che si è verificato. Quindi questa è più una recensione dell'assistenza e del servizio clienti, che del libro stesso. Ma forse può essere ugualmente utile per qualcuno.

Superb collection of images from Mert and Marcus

Bogdan,November 5, 2021
Beautiful massive book with impeccable print quality. The selection of images is illustrative for the 20 year old fashion work of Mert and Marcus. This volume is a must have for any lover of fashion photography.


Luis,October 29, 2021
A great piece to add to your collection. Beautiful images.

Très belles photos et mise en page dynamique

Eric,October 27, 2021
Contrairement à ce qu'on peut lire ça et là, le mélange du noir et blanc et de la couleur peut fonctionner. Ce n'est pas systématique bien entendu, mais quand cela arrive, on n'est pas choqué. Les photos sont belles, les pauses des modèles ne sont pas faussement exagérées C'est un livre très agréable à parcourir. Je le conseille à 100%. Je suis moi-même photographe

One of my favorite books!

Luis,October 27, 2021
I couldn’t be happier to receive such a versatile & colorful book! Fashion photography gives room for imagination + interpretation