Born in Morocco and brought up in France, Maripol settles in the United States in 1977 where she serves as an assistant to Jean-Paul Goude before becoming the fashion brand, Fiorucci’s artistic director. Close to New York’s art and underground scene and an influential style maker, she forges Madonna and Debbie Harry’s allures. With her Polaroid camera, she depicts a vibrant and sexy era with pieces of her life that feature many of the 1980s’ scene main figures such as Keith Haring or Bianca Jagger: ‘People aren't threatened by a Polaroid. For me it became an obsessional object. I used to take photos of everything––a piece of jewelry I made, if I was on holiday, or if I saw a beautiful Manhattan building.’ Intimate and raw, Maripol’s snapshots seem like antecedents to Instagram…spontaneity in addition.