One of the world’s most lauded image-makers, Terry O’Neill, died this week at the age of 81. The legendary British photographer leaves a diverse body of work including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra and her Majesty the Queen. His photography helped capture and drive cultural and social change during the Sixties and Seventies, and O’Neill became as world-renowned as the people that he photographed.
Fashion designer Anine Bing first met O’Neill in 2018 during a tour of the British photographer’s studio. “We discussed his life the road and his marriage to actress Faye Dunaway,” she recalls. “I was captivated by his stories and we struck up a friendship.”
A new three-piece collaborative collection between the fashion designer and the late photographer prints iconic imagery of Brigitte Bardot during Les Pétroleuse (1971) onto relaxed, loose-fitting T-shirts and a grey, oversized sweatshirt. The imagery has long been a staple on Bing’s moodboards and also hangs on her wall at home in LA. Each piece is 100% cotton and is screen-printed with a heavy enzyme and stonewash to give a vintage, effortless aesthetic.
I have always been a fan of Terry O’Neill’s work, from decorating our stores with his prints to having his books in my home. His work captured the Swinging Sixties, which inspires our collections of luxury essentials with a rock ‘n’ roll edge.”