Wednesday, August 25, 2010

If Loving Fashion's a Crime, I Plead Guilty

WARNING: Not for the skweemish. 

Those of you familiar with Melanie Pullen's photography, I wanted to bring a little flash back to her genius. For those not familiar, you're welcome*. 

Melanie Pullen has compiled a collection of hundreds of photographs inspired by the LAPDs Coroner's Office files of vintage crime scenes. Drawn to the dark stories and compelling events preserved in these criminal records she began staging High Fashion Crime Scenes in which her "victims" are outfitted in current Haute Couture. High Fashion design houses including: Prada, Bvlgari, Gucci and Chanel have donated clothing to the shoots.

Melanie's series High Fashion Crime Scenes was recently published by Nazraeli Press and is currently available in bookstores worldwide. For more gruesome images please visit

*Season 8 of America's Next Top Model stole Melanie Pullen's crime scene ideas for their reality TV photoshoot. Melaine is the original artist behind this idea.

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