Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911–2011
Getty Museum, Los Angeles (USA)
June 26–October 21, 2018
Louise Alexander Gallery is proud to announce works of Guy Bourdin acquired by The Getty in 2017 will form part of the Icons of Style exhibition that traces one hundred years of fashion photography, highlighting iconic moments and figures in fashion history. Vintage costumes will be displayed alongside the photographs, in addition to fashion illustrations, advertisements, and tear sheets. This ephemera shows how fashion photography reaches beyond magazine pages to infiltrate everyday life.
This exhibition surveys the rich and varied history of modern fashion photography, exploring the ways in which photographers whose careers have been closely associated with the industry have shaped evolving notions of style and beauty. Drawn from the Getty Museum’s permanent collection and supplemented by loans from private and public sources, Icons of Style features more than two hundred photographs presented alongside a selection of costumes, illustrations, magazine covers, videos, and advertisements. Curated by Paul Martineau.