Fashion-able Exhibitions

Since the past several fashion photography exhibitions at The International Center for Photography in New York City, showing amazing collections by Edward Steichen and lost photographs of Martin Munkacsi as well as the more unconventional in “Weird Beauty”, the center has moved on to exhibiting the stunning works of Richard Avedon.

Veruschka, dress by Kimberly, New York, January 1967
An icon in the history of fashion photography, the works in this collection span his career of capturing cultural changes with the same vitality of the time, breaking the mold of what was a more reserved world of simply showing clothes. The Richard Avedon exhibition runs until September 6th [more information here], but while its appearance is an unusual occurrence in a formal exhibition setting, fashion seems to have spread beyond the ICP.

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“The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of art is also exploring fashion, offering a look at the changing silhouettes and beauty ideals in relation to the changing times and culture of the times as shown in fashion photography, videos, and the fashions on display. The exhibition is surprising for what is traditionally expected from The Met, and is definitely a must-see exhibition before it ends on August 9th for those interested in fashion as a whole. [More information about the exhibition at the met here.]


[Images via http://www.icp.org/site/c.dnJGKJNsFqG/b.5079531/k.9571/Avedon_Fashion.htm and http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={EB2C67EF-1CCB-4EB2-9329-A955A7EDFBC2}&HomePageLink=special_c3b]

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a senior at Parsons the New School for Design, majoring in graphic design and photography, with an interest in fashion, illustration, web design, film and animation. Portfolio: http://www.katherine.pixelcandy.net/portfolio/

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