Born in Neuilly-Sur-Seine, Paris, François Duerinckx Wanson studied at France’s leading photography schools. His other passion has always been racing. Fascinated by the mechanics of motoring and fine engineering, his engagement in the world of speed has always been accompanied by beautiful design.
His adventurous spirit put him behind the wheel of many vehicles in many races, inspiring in Duerinckx Wanson an aesthetic alchemy between automotive branding and art. His current collection, the celebrated “Fashion Show Pop Models Art,” is a singular homage to haute couture, catwalks and their top models. Each piece offers a renewed vision of 21st century Pop Art by juxtaposing popular brands with an experimental and rebellious sensibility. Each “model” is created by molding fiberglass, which is sanded and painted by following a process typically used in tuning: “Poli-shine” is applied layer upon layer. Each mannequin is unique and takes about 300 hours to complete. Harmoniously crafted with a bold wit, the collection is a tribute to the modern woman—strong, resilient, sexy, and elegant. Two emblematic pieces from the collection were recently exhibited at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.