Altered States

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Photography wenjun liang

Published September 18, 2014

ABOVE: T-SHIRT: CHRISTOPHER MAKOS FOR PORTS 1961. JEANS: A.P.C.

Photographer and former Interview contributor Christopher Makos spent the ’70s and ’80s snapping raw, intimate photos of downtown superstars like Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring. In 1981 Makos captured portraits of Warhol in drag in his Altered Image Series, an homage to Man Ray, whom Makos had briefly apprenticed with in the late ’70s. This month, a traveling exhibition of Makos’s images, organized by Milan-based luxury brand Ports 1961, will touch down in New York, Paris, and London. Ports 1961 creative director Fiona Cibani has also designed a capsule collection of T-shirts, sweatshirts, and minidresses to accompany the exhibition, printed with three of Makos’s Altered Image photos on jersey and silk satin.

COSMETICS: MAKE UP FOREVER, INCLUDING MAT VELVET + MATIFYING FOUNDATION IN ALABASTER AND ROUGE ARTIST INTENSE LIPSTICK IN SATIN RASPBERRY RED. HAIR PRODUCTS: SERGE NORMANT, INCLUDING META LUXE HAIRSPRAY UV PROTECTION. HAIR: JASON MURILLOR FOR SERGE NORMANT/KATE RYAN INC. MAKEUP: MORGANE MARTINI/ARTLIST. MODEL: KRISTINA ANDREJEVIC/ONE MANAGEMENT. CASTING: LEAH HEYMAN/MICHELLE LEE CASTING. SPECIAL THANKS: STUDIOS LIC.