DesignWire: What a Run
Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts. The work of these luminary lensmen along with myriad other bold-face names have been gathered together for “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011,” at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, in Los Angeles, June 26 to October 21. More than 160 images, drawn from the museum’s collection and loans, take viewers on a journey through decades of couture—and the cultural movements it reflected. During the Depression, for example, top style magazines emphasized glamour, offering an escape from the harsh realities of the period, while, during World War II, clothing became simpler, and photographers adopted a more restrained approach. An accompanying book, Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, by the exhibition’s curator Paul Martineau, Getty’s associate curator of photographs, releases on July 10.
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