Gentlemen of Bacongo

The Gentleman of Bacongo, photographed by Daniele Tamagni captures the dandy lives of sapeurs or members of the Society of Ambianceurs and Persons of Elegance.  Sapeurs are patron saints to the likes of Pierre Cardin, Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace and Yohji Yamamoto.  Published by Trolley Books, preface written by Paul Goodwin - Cross Cultural Curator at the Tate Gallery, London.
Exhibition at the London Newcastle Project Space 19-29th of November 2009.

Gentlemen of Bacongo was also the inspiration of Sir Paul Smith's Spring 2010 Women's Collection.