Monday, 19 April 2010

Fashion revolution

During my visit of "Haute Couture" last week, I discovered -and sometimes re-discovered- some of these fashion photographies by Richard Avedon. During the tour, it was explained that his way of capturing models and clothes was quite revolutionary in the fifties. Instead of working in a studio with rather still and classic poses, he was bringing fashion outside, encouraging models to become actresses dancing, walking and to moving to display the creations in the best way possible. His vision and his work deeply influenced the way fashion creations are now presented. 

Richard Avedon, Dovima with elephants
Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'hiver, August 1955

Place de la Concorde, Paris, August 1947

Richard Avedon, Dorian Leigh - evening dress by Piguet, 
lie St.-Louis, Paris, August 1949

 Richard Avedon, Homage to Munkacsi, Carmen, coat by Cardin, Place François-Premier, Paris, August 1957

Richard Avedon, Dovima

Richard Avedon, Suzy Parker and Robin Tattersall - coat by Guy Laroche, Palais-Royal, Paris, August 1957

In addition to his fashion photographies, Richard Avedon is well-known for his portraits and for his artistic photographies.

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