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Samy "Slam" Djerbi is a French photographer based in NYC; specializing in beauty, music and fashion. Slam’s photography debut in the early 1990s and at just 20 years old, he received the “Major Book” Award by Ilford Photo (this recognition catapulted his career and enabled him to conduct fashion/beauty shoots for both French and international publications such as: Vogue, Madame Figaro, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Hola, FHM, Diva, Men’s Health, Esquire, Gala, Faces, Glamour, Paris Match, Apollo, Grazia, Tribu Move and more). Slam collaborated with the HAUS OF GAGA on the staging of Lady Gaga’s French TV appearances as Taratata (France Télévision), Le Grand Journal (Canal+) and more.

February 24, 2009[edit | edit source]

Date February 24, 2009
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Concept "Le Cabaret de Gaga" by Slam
Camera P30 by Phase One
Assistant Mykle M
Makeup artist
Hair stylist
Vincent Allegro
Sylist William Carnimolla
Sylist assistant Jean Do

Lady Gaga wears an outfit by Mugler.

Lady Gaga wears an outfit by Mugler, boots and clutch by Giuseppe Zanotti, and a hat by William Carnimolla.

Lady Gaga wears a corset dress and shoes by Mugler.

Lady Gaga wears sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti, and cuffs by Mugler.

Lady Gaga wears a bodysuit by Mugler, and pumps by Christian Louboutin.

Lady Gaga wears a corset by Agent Provocateur, sandals by Alexis Mabille, and sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana.

Concept Art
Behind the scenes

  1. Rolling Stone France in May of 2009 on P26-27.
  2. Paris Match of July 2009
  3. Dream'up n°55 of July 2010

In preparation for the photo session, Slam usually conceive a theme for his photo shoots. For this one, he was inspired by circus and cabaret. He called his concept "Le Cabaret de Gaga" which in French means "Gaga's Cabaret". The font used to write the title was inspired by the musical film "Cabaret" starring Liza Minelli.

May 10, 2011[edit | edit source]

After recording "Gaga by Gaultier", Slam took photographs of the duo.

Date May 10, 2011
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Models Lady Gaga and Jean Paul Gaultier
Fashion director Nicola Formichetti at Haus of Gaga
Makeup artist Tara Savelo at Haus of Gaga
Hair stylist Frederic Aspiras at Haus of Gaga
Nails Aya Fukuda

Lady Gaga wears an outfit by Jean Paul Gaultier, pumps by Christian Louboutin, and earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane.

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