Paris exhibition: Glossy, a century of fashion photography at Condé Nast


A visit to Paris isn’t complete without a day at the Palais Galliera, the fashion museum. Until May 25th you can enjoy the exhibition “Glossy, a century of fashion photography at Condé Nast“. The publisher of editor magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour or W  plays a key role in the field of fashion photography.  The best photography from the archives of Condé Nast New York, Paris, Milan and London, were selected resulting in 150 prints of the most original work, and the greatest fashion photographers since 1918. Editors and art directors of magazines Vogue , Glamour and more recently W , have been consistently revealing tremendous talent, hence playing a key role in the renewal of fashion photography. Think Baron Adolf de Meyer, Edward Steichen, George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst P. Horst, Cecil Beaton, Erwin Blumenfeld, Irving Penn.

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Constantin Joffé, American Vogue, September 1945 © 1945 Condé Nast.

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The photo exhibition is accompanied by designer clothing from the collections of the Palais Galliera. In two reading rooms, there are fifty magazines under glass and screens to “flip” the outstanding issues of Condé Nast Publications. Contemporary films are projected on a big screen outlining the possible future of fashion photography. After Berlin, Milan, Edinburgh, homelessness will continue to Zurich, West Palm Beach, Fort Worth and Tokyo. This exhibition is organized with the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography , Minneapolis. Find out more about this exhibition here.

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Norman Parkinson, American Glamour, October 1949. © Norman Parkinson limited. Courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive.

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Henry Clarke, Vogue France, May 1951 © Henry Clarke / Galliera.

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Erwin Blumenfeld, American Vogue, March 1945 © 1945 Condé Nast.

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