The Lost Sheep – Editorial Shoot VOGUE ITALIA in memory of Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue & Louis Philippe de Gagoue
Date : June 16th 2017
Matthew 18: 12-14
“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.
Louis Philippe de Gagoue
Louis Philippe de Gagoue is a photographer, stylist and artistic director based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
For him, photography is a form of utopia through which he wants to offer his own aesthetic spin on our surroundings, while challenging our perspectives and the way we look at us and at the world.
Louis Philippe is represented by Artsphere.
Ivoirian photographer and stylist Louis Philippe de Gagoue in collaboration with Nigerian Fashion Designer Folake Majin recently took to the streets of Lagos, Nigeria for an editorial he titled “The Lost Sheep”.
Using wedding inspired dresses by the renowned Folake Majin, de Gagoue uses Marina as the backdrop for his Bible-inspired story.
Folake Majin and her brand Schon Afrique have been around for decades and have established themselves as a premium brand with distinct, eclectic designs.
Editorial VOGUE ITALIA
Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue from 1988 until her death in 2016, shared a shot of the young man on her Instagram account with the caption « He deserves the front row of fashion week ».
Franca Sozzani’s , why fashion is losing one of its leading figures
The editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue Franca Sozzani has died at the age of 66 after a long illness, the magazine she ran for 28 years .
Louis Philippe de Gagoue, the fashion icon gone too soon
An enfant terrible for some, an avant-garde artist for others, Louis Philippe de Gagoue left no one indifferent. His death on 20 August 2021, at the age of 30, is a major loss for the art world.
Since then, collaborations have multiplied with Vogue, Glamour, Numéro magazines and also luxury brands Chanel, Prada, Versace, Edun, Loza Maléombho.
Photographer& Stylist: Louis Philippe de Gagoue
Place: Lagos, Nigeria
Clothes: Folake Marjin / Go go Marjin
Model: Ibukun Sammy from Isis Models
Assistants Photo: Dan Ngu, Studio 24
Assistant: Uchenna Okwudima
Make-up: Studio 24
Thanks to Joan Okorodudu, Isis Models, Folake Marjin, Studio 24