Nick Knight, Susie Smoking – Yohji Yamamoto Autumn/Winter 1988-89

Nick Knight, Susie Smoking - Yohji Yamamoto Autumn/Winter 1988-99

This haunting image was shot Yohji Yamamoto’s Autumn/Winter 1988-’89 catalogue. I love it.

Susie Smoking, 1988
Hand-coated pigment print, printed 2008. 76.2 x 60.5 cm. (30 x 23.8 in).  Signed, dated and numbered 1/3 in pencil on the verso. One from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist’s proofs.

image: Phillips de Pury & Company: NICK KNIGHT , Susie Smoking

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.


  1. I think it is discusting that these women smoke like this, young girls look up to these models and see them as icons. They have a social responsibility to not help young kids think that smoking is cool.

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