Born in Puglia into an agricultural family that produces olive oil, Giampaolo Sgura was fascinated by fashion from a young age. He moved to Milan at the age of eighteen to study architecture, and credits the course with giving him access to the creative scene that eventually led him to photography. He cites Richard Avedon and Irving Penn as early inspirations, and counts Steven Meisel as an important influence. Today, he is one of the industry’s most sought-after fashion photographers, having earned the trust of the world’s most prestigious international magazines and advertising clients.
His iconic and spirited imagery spans fashion trends, beauty, celebrity portraiture, and cultural references, and appeals equally to women browsing through the pages of Vogue and to 16-year-old girls scanning Instagram.
Giampaolo Sgura contributes regularly to the world’s most illustrious magazines, including the international editions of Vogue (Paris, Japan, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Mexico), Teen Vogue, Allure, Hercules, GQ Style (UK and Germany), GQ (Spain and China), and Interview Germany. The advertisers that have entrusted their brands to him include Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Max Mara, Moschino, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, René Caovilla, Neiman Marcus, Holt Renfrew, Topshop and Topman, Mango, D Squared, Corneliani, Brooksfield, Twinset, Santoni, La Perla, and Replay. He has also shot beauty campaigns for Revlon and Biotherm, amongst others.
Giampaolo has for many years been one of my favourite contributors due to his curiosity, his desire to try something new, and his ability to tell so many different stories through the lens of fashion and beauty.
The world of fashion sometimes becomes very narrow in its imagery, whether due to trends, market conditions or geography. Giampaolo’s work is always diverse yet consistent. Consistent in its quality and craft. He is a real storyteller.
Giampaolo loves fashion, its irreverence and moment in time. He has fun doing it and it shows. Looking at his archive of work when starting to create this exhibition required a physical segmentation that was initially daunting but came very naturally at the end. Going from room to room will take you on a fun fashion journey that we think will be entertaining and inspiring.
Adults: €6.00, €8.00 (includes funicular)
Children (7-18 years), students, pensioners, groups of more than 15 persons: €4.00, €6.00 (includes funicular).
Free admission for Castle Ticket holders.
Ticket sales: Ljubljana Castle sales points, the lower funicular station, www.ljubljanskigrad.si and all www.mojekarte.si sales points (including Petrol service stations and branches of Kompas throughout Slovenia).
We recommend that visitors use the funicular railway to attend the photographic exhibition.