Photography by Walter Grio
Since launching fashiontographer.com on July 2011, Walter Grio has photographed over 250 runway shows and fashion events in Paris and New York. In 2012, Walter Grio was accredited by the prestigious Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers to photograph and cover Paris Fashion Week Prêt à Porter and Haute Couture. He also has media accreditation from IMG to cover Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Miami, and Berlin.
He has received runway show invitations from Burberry, Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Akris, John Galliano, Issey Miyake, Paco Rabanne, Tsumori Chisato, Herve Leger, Andrew Gn, and others. In addition, he has photographed the runway shows of Chanel, Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera, Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Diane von Furstenberg, Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, Tracy Reese, Vera Wang, and many more. Fashiontographer has over 600,000 followers on Facebook.
Walter Grio is also involved in philanthropy through his Shoot for Change initiative, where money from photography go to a nonprofit organization of his client’s choice. Since 2006, Shoot for Change has raised over $120,000 for various nonprofit organizations. On January 2012, Walter Grio created the Shoot for Change Scholarship at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. Based on merit and need, this scholarship was awarded on September 2012 to one student who is now studying at the JKO School. While in New York, Walter Grio invited the scholarship recipient to several shows during Fashion Week and it turned out she was a huge fan of fashion. You couldn’t have drawn a more perfect circle. On September 2013, a second scholarship was awarded.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
MAX AZRIA (BCBG and HERVE LEGER)