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Avedon / Paris



Dorian Leigh in Piguet evening dress, Paris, August 1949Photograph Richard Avedon. Courtesy The Richard Avedon FoundationCopyright (c) 1956 The Richard Avdeon Foundation
Dorian Leigh in Piguet evening dress, Paris, August 1949
Photograph Richard Avedon. Courtesy The Richard Avedon Foundation
Copyright (c) 1956 The Richard Avdeon Foundation
Avedon / Paris
SWITZERLAND
GENEVA  •  Gagosian Gallery  •  Ongoing
 
 
An exhibition of Avedon’s early fashion photography, depicting women in elegant couture amidst the cafés, nightclubs, and street life of postwar Paris. Appearing in Harper's Bazaar at the height of its influence, his photographs were instrumental in changing the popular understanding of fashion. Indeed, their influence still resonates in the fashion magazines of today.

The photographs in this exhibition were selected by Avedon in 1978 for the portfolio Avedon/Paris, on the eve of a retrospective exhibition of his fashion work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They depict celebrated beauties in high fashion, including Marlene Dietrich in Dior, Dorian Leigh in Piguet, and Suzy Parker in Lanvin-Castillo.

Gagosian Gallery Website


Contact: Galerie Gagosian
19 place de Longemalle
1204 Geneva
Switzerland
Tel: (41) 22.319.3619

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