Charlie Le Mindu – Haute Coiffure

Designed by David Wall, Conor Nolan and Julieanne McMahon at WorkGroup

Printer: Graphicom

Introduction: Anders Christian Madsen

Illustration: Magnus Dekker

Photographer: Rankin

Photographer: Nick Knight

Photographer: Vassilis Karidis

Photographer: Emma Gibney

Photographer: Olivier Simola

Photographer: Merton Perlaki

Photographer: Fe Pinheiro

Photographer: Frederick Lieberath

Photographer: Indira Cesarine

Photographer: Alice Rosati

Photographer: Saga Sig

Photographer: Olivier Ouadah

Photographer: Meinle Klein

Photographer: Jules Couartou

Photographer: Jérôme Lobato

Photographer: Stefan Schwartzman

Photographer: César Segarra

Photographer: Greg Bailey

Photographer: José Morraja

Photographer: Victor Malecot

Photographer: Tim Walker

Photographer: Ciel Liu Bei

Photographer: Louis Banks

Photographer: Brian Mills

Photographer: Raffaele Cariou

Photographer: Holger Talinski

Photographer: Valério Mezzanotti

Photographer: Alex Noble

Photographer: David Hugonot Petit

Photographer: Inès Dieleman

Photographer: Emma Dash

Photographer: Mark Davies

Photographer: Philippe Jarrigeon

Photographer: Ellen von Unwerth

Categories: Printed Publication / Publication

Industry: Commercial

Tags: Art

Charlie Le Mindu’s medium is hair and his ascent has been rapid, with catwalk shows and celebrities clamouring to wear his wigs, most famously Lady Gaga. His creations – painstakingly handcrafted using cutting-edge techniques – are often controversial; but at the heart of his work remains a genuine punk attitude, a wicked sense of humour, and a love of strong women. Le Mindu has a ferocious, independent imagination, untethered by trends and convention, and this, when combined with exquisite skill, precision and dexterity makes for a true artist.

Haute Coiffure celebrates Le Mindu’s work, in all its bold, tactile glory, with a single 16-page section printed using fluorescent Aniva inks.

The limited edition of Haute Coiffure is presented in a custom black box with hinged lid and ribbon, opening to reveal a contrasting neon interior. Inside, under the book, rests an exclusive limited edition black bobbed wig designed by Charlie Le Mindu, with a hidden pocket housing a branded condom – a nod to the drag clubs where Le Mindu worked during his formative years.