into the fashion world on the 25th of July 1953, Bardo Fabiani is an
Italian fashion photographer. Son of renown designer Simonetta Visconti
and tailor, Alberto Fabiani, the owners of two huge fashion Couture
Italy, he was handed his first camera at only the age of 7. Bardo
graduated from The Rosey boarding school, Switzerland in 1971 and
in 1972 became the assistant of acclaimed photographer David Bailey at
Vogue UK, London. His path set forth as he took on his first jobs for
Telegraph’s fashion section as well as making reportages and writing
supplements for the Sunday Times Magazine. These opportunities led him
to travel to places
such as Tunisia or Rome where he worked on the set of Fellini’s
Casanova and Zeffirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth.
From one fashion capital to the other, Bardo moved to Milan, Italy, in
1975, where he started his first job as a fashion photographer for
Vogue Italia. In 1980, Bardo relocated to England, in a studio in Glebe
He launched into working for the most iconic magazines in London, such
as Ritz Magazine, a cult magazine owned by David Litchfield and David
Furthermore, he engaged in shooting advertising photographs for the
biggest UK fashion stores, including Selfridges, Debenhams,
N’Peal, Pringle of Scotland and many more.
His 25 year long career working for Vogue
initiated in 1990, after meeting the
editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, in Milan. Bardo started a regular
consisting in taking all of the backstage beauty photographs of all top
fashion shows and shoots.
During this time, Bardo will take an innumerable amount of portraits of
huge names, actors
and artists such as Rupert Everett, Gérard Depardieu, Roberto
Cavalli, Armani, Lacroix and others.
In 1996, Bardo will commence a memorable work partnership with Vogue
editor at large and
iconic journalist, Anna Piaggi, creating monthly 4 to 6 pages of
fascinating DP’s; a collaboration that will keep going strong all the
way until 2012,
marking an era of unforgettable fashion.