Fashion Editorial: Edita Vilkeviciute in ‘Tie Break’ by Robin Galiegue

for Vogue Paris March 2021

Edita Vilkeviciute in 'Tie Break' by Robin Galiegue for Vogue Paris March 2021

DESCRIBED as a rising star, French photographer Robin Galiegue is fairly new to the fashion scene, despite having worked behind the scenes for many years. The photographer took his first picture when he was just 14 years old; it was of his sister, who he would style by doing her hair and make up. It wasn’t very good, he would say later, but that’s how everything began. He then started photographing friends and other family members. When Galiegue turned 16, he moved to Paris, where he attended photography school and specialising in visual communication, before realising that it wasn’t for him. At the age of 18, Galiegue contacted every model agency he came across, doing model tests for the next few years, all the while studying every single career of the top photographers, stylists, models in the world. He went to Bangkok to do model tests, then, New York, wanting to work outside of Paris, which he realised to be a very closed industry. When he first started, he worked for free to build both his portfolio as well as the model’s portfolio at the same time. He began to build relationships with top model agencies, who began paying him for his work. One of his first big breaks was in 2020, working with Vogue France and Saint Laurent. During the pandemic, when most photographers were based in London and New York and weren’t able to travel, he was in Paris and at the right place at the right time. To date, Galiegue has worked with Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, Givenchy and more.

“Fluctuating between black-and-white and soft color, his photographs have a cinematic quality that draws the viewer in, inviting them to explore the characters and worlds he creates.”

Edita Vilkeviciute in ‘Tie Break’ by Robin Galiegue