Be­hind the Lens

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Fash­ion pho­tog­ra­phy has un­der­gone a mo­men­tous shift over the past cen­tury, evolv­ing from a purely com­mer­cial de­vice into a mul­ti­fac­eted medium that has pro­duced some of the world’s most es­teemed creative vi­sion­ar­ies. For­tu­nately, Los An­ge­les’s J. Paul Getty Mu­seum has taken on the chal­lenge of pay­ing homage to this phe­nom­e­non with its up­com­ing ex­hibit “Icons of Style: A Cen­tury of Fash­ion Pho­tog­ra­phy, 1911–2011”. The first of its kind, “Icons of Style” is set to fea­ture more than 160 fash­ion pho­to­graphs, as well as cos­tumes, videos, mag­a­zine cov­ers, ad­ver­tise­ments, and il­lus­tra­tions rep­re­sen­ta­tive of fash­ion’s zeit­geists through­out the 20th and 21st centuries. Be­gin­ning with the work of Ed­ward Ste­ichen, the pioneer artis­tic fash­ion pho­tog­ra­pher, the ex­hibit will show­case the work of over 80 rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies, in­clud­ing Pe­ter Lind­bergh, Hel­mut New­ton, and Nick Knight, to ex­plore the re­flec­tion of art, pol­i­tics, and cul­ture in fash­ion pho­tog­ra­phy. “Icons of Style: A Cen­tury of Fash­ion Pho­tog­ra­phy, 1911–2011” is on view from June 26 to Oc­to­ber 21, 2018, at the J. Paul Getty Mu­seum.

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