About Last Night: Michel Comte x Milk 20 years
Holy shit! We just turned 20! And we couldn’t have thought of a better way to celebrate than with the legendary Michel Comte. The visionary photographer helped us ring in this momentous anniversary with the Milk Gallery opening of Michel Comte and Milk: A Collaboration, a collection of works from our two decade-long relationship with the photographer.
“It’s nice to see the people I work with all the time,” Comte reflected. “A lot of our work, like [Bacchanal]–so many people that worked on this one picture. All the people that are part of the process are together. And that’s the most important thing.”
The champagne was flowing and the good vibes were jumping. Comte’s photos offer a unique view of the worlds of fashion and nature alike, showcasing the delicate as much as the twisted. It was no surprise that the celebration of his work attracted hoards of people last night. And truly, this was no less than a family reunion. Besides Comte himself, guests included Jaden Smith, with girlfriend Sarah Snyder, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Sandra Bernhard, Nur Khan, Last Magazine founders Magnus Berger and Tenzin Wild, Tao Okamoto, Leaf, TK Quann, and other illustrious photographers, including Tim Richardson and Paola Kudacki.
“It’s not so much about the work,” Milk founder Mazdack Rassi said about the opening. “It’s about the person behind the work. Michel is true family.”
Jablonski reflected on her time here. “Happy anniversary, Milk!” the Victoria’s Secret model exclaimed. “It’s amazing to see these photos, like the group photos of us in the back…I feel like I’m a part of the Milk family. I can’t wait to have my next event here.”
It was a beautiful thing to see the fruits of 20 years of blood, sweat and happy tears come to life on the gallery walls. And now, you can come over and experience the madness for yourself.
Michel Comte and Milk: A Collaboration opens today, November 20th, and runs until December 22nd. Check out our exclusive video interview with Comte here.
All photography by Zlatko Batistich