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Avedon The Photographer Who Honored Women

May 18, 2010

Richard Avedon worked a half-century for fashion magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Avedon’s fashion photographs from the late 1940s to the early ’60s are: exhilarating, joyous, and their beauty is contagious.   Avedon Fashion: 1944-2000” is the first museum exhibition devoted exclusively to his fashion work.   With nearly 180 images on display the exhibition confirms Avedon’s place in history.  Like Abstract Expressionist painting,  Avedon photography shows us an art form of fashion, couture and celebrity culture.  While viewing the show in New York this weekend, Chico Stylist noted that  Avedon shots seemed to tell extremely complicated stories about beauty and life,  strung together to create stop-action stories.  This is an event in the World not to be missed this summer.

“Avedon Fashion: 1944-2000” at the International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, at 43rd Street; (212) 857-0000,
www.icp.org.

Photo Credits:  NewYorkTimes.com
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