How many of these people can you recognise, in all their glitz, glamour, bling and flick-backs? Well, it WAS the 1980s!
It was a time of unprecedented personal wealth, shameless public splendour and shoulder pads. Big was beautiful, greed was good, and the backdrop to everyday life was an intense struggle for global domination. TV, movies and music reflected the public appetite for beautiful people living extraordinary lives.
Mario Casilli was on hand to document the whole thing. The Playboy photographer became the unofficial snapper to the stars, everyone from Bruce Willis to Oprah, and the stars of the era's biggest shows.
This November, Reel Art Press release Mario Casilli, the first book dedicated to his decade-defining portraits. With a foreword by Joan Collins, this explosion of Eighties high camp and glamour features a collection of Casilli's finest work.
Mario Casilli - Tony Nourmand & Peter Doggett Foreword by Joan Collins, Published by Reel Art Press RRP £29.95/$49.95. For further information or to order online visit www.reelartpress.com