We published a story about Belgian fashion artist Jarno Kettunen in Issue 4 of Black Magazine with the belief that Jarno's conceptualised backstage paintings of couture and top level European fashion shows and collections would soon see the artist reaping accolades and rewards for his talent. He had originally approached us with an idea to run 6 pages of illustrations he would make backstage at Chanel...
Dear Grant Fell,
Many thanks for your interest.
Today the director of 'De Rode Loper' has been discussing with the Belgian representatives of Chanel and they will present our project and the magazines that are interested to Chanel in Paris. Now we just have to hope that Chanel will take it. I will keep you updated!
Thank you again and have a great weekend.
Chanel turned down his request but in the year since much has changed. Here is Jarno painting Jean Paul Gaultier backstage at his show recently, and above - his realisation of the Chanel concept for the Chanel RTW SS 09 collection. Mission accomplished...