A Century of Fashion Through the Lens

When it comes to fashion, everything has to move forward, and largely it's thanks to the aide of photography. Fashion photography history is about to be revisited at the Getty Museum’s detailed exhibition Icons of-of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911 - 2011 starting June 26.

Lillian Bassman (American, 1917 - 2012) Title/Date: The V Back Evenings, Suzy Parker, Dress by Trigère, New York, 1955, © The Estate of Lillian Bassman
Object Credit: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Neal Barr (American, born 1932) Title/Date: Diana Newman, 1966, © Neal Barr Object Credit: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council; Deborah Turbeville (American, 1932 - 2013) Title/Date: Bath House, negative 1975; print about 1980, © Deborah Turbeville Foundation Object Credit: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Estate of Deborah Turbeville; Sheila Metzner (American, born 1939) Uma in Dress by Patou, 1986 © Sheila Metzner The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council;

Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection and public and private sources, Icons of Style will display more than 160 photographs of fashion and clothing taken by photographers who shaped the industry with evolving perspectives of style and beauty.

The show will begin with the year 1911 when the emergence of fashion photography began with French photographer Edward Steichen to create the initial artistic fashion photographs for Vogue Magazine. The next segment starts with photographer Louise Dahl Wolfe, who highlighted the style of ‘patriotic chic’ in her photography. The 1950’s, also called the Golden Age of Fashion Photography, meets various stellar names of camera holders that are still recognized today. The 60’s and 70’s then introduces the imagery of youth, sex, and alternative culture with the likes of William Klein and Helmut Newton. For the 80’s and 90’s, the Getty has Herb Ritts and Bruce Weber in helping the androgynous look prevalent during the era. Come the new millennial is a diverse selection of photographs from contemporary photographers and the on-going evolution of fashion.

The show will run through October 21.

Willy Maywald (German, 1907 - 1985) "Liszt" Gown by Dior, Paris, 1948' Cecil Beaton (British, 1904 - 1980) Title/Date: Fashion is Indestructible, London, 1941; Cecil Beaton (British, 1904 - 1980) Title/Date: Fashion is Indestructible, London, 1941; William Klein (American, born 1928) Title/Date: Revolving Doors, Park Avenue, negative 1962; print 1990, © William Klein Object Credit: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased in part with funds provided by Debbie and Mark Attanasio;

Images are from the press kit.

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