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
Richard Avedon, René, "The New Look of Dior",
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.