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Books: “These are books which have always been important to me, but some actually influence my collections in concrete ways, like Balik Mela. He photographed portraits of people standing in front of an improvised background, and we used that idea in a lookbook. He just used what he had.” From top: The Cotu in Vietnam, Treasures of Imperial Japan, a book of costumes from Namibia, portraits from Bamako by Seydou Keita, portraits from India by Balik Mela, Jungle Fever by Jean Paul Goude with Grace Jones, and Hilma af Klint.