Michel Comte was born in 1954 in Zurich, Switzerland lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland and Los Angeles, USA. Michel Comte studied in France and England and started his career as an art restorer specialising in contemporary art. Comte worked with Andy Warhol and Yves Klein. In 1979, he met Karl Lagerfeld who gave him his first commercial assignment for Chloe and later Chanel. Since his beginnings, he mainly collaborated with Vogue Italia and Vanity Fair and connected with brand such as Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferre, BMW, Ferrari and many others. In 2008, Comte met Ayako Yoshida. In 2009 Michel Comte officially withdrew from fashion photography and devoted himself to the creation of artworks.
Text courtesy Galerie Urs Meile.
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