Icons of style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011, exhibition curated by Paul Martineau in J. Paul Getty Museum

Kate Moss, Times Square, New York, negative, 1994; print, 2017. Glen Luchford, british, born 1968. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Glen and Tanya Luchford © Glen Luchford
19/09/2018
Icons of style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011, exhibition curated by Paul Martineau in J. Paul Getty Museum
J. Paul Getty Museum [LA] USA 26.06>21.10.2018
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Kate Moss, Times Square, New York, negative, 1994; print, 2017. Glen Luchford, british, born 1968. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Glen and Tanya Luchford © Glen Luchford

Getty Museum presents major survey of 100 years of fashion photography. Exhibition explores the genre’s rich and varied history through more than 180 photographs, costumes, drawings, and more.

At their core, fashion photographs are made for consumption in magazines and advertising. They are intended to arouse desire in viewers, whether it be for beauty, style, or even the trendiest lip shade or haircut. To capture attention, fashion photographs perpetually shift style or approach in the face of social, political, and economic change. Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011, on view June 26-October 21, 2018 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, is the most comprehensive exploration of this phenomenon yet undertaken, featuring more than 160 fashion photographs alongside a selection of costumes, illustrations, magazine covers, videos and advertisements. Drawn from the Getty Museum’s photographs collection as well as significant loans, the exhibition presents the work of more than eighty photographers, illuminating the innovative aesthetic and technological changes in the field.
 
“Once overlooked by collectors and museums because of its commercial origins, fashion photography is now recognized as having produced some of the most creative work of the twentieth century, transcending its illustrative function to yield images of great artistic quality and sophistication,” says Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. “Museums, ...read more
Curator
Paul Martineau
Collaborators
Elizabeth Anne McCauley, Ivan Shaw, Susa
nna Brown, Michal Raz-Russo
Dates
On view June 26-October 21, 2018 at the
J. Paul Getty Museum
Supporters
The exhibition is generously supported b
y Arlene Schnitzer, Jordan Schnitzer, and the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
Venue
J.
Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA
Gloria Swanson, 1924. Edward Steichen, american, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles © Condé NastModel Wearing a Gown by Augustabernard, 1936. Man Ray, american, 1890–1976. Gelatin silver print.  The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles © Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGPFred with Tires, Hollywood, 1984 From the Body Shop series. Herb Ritts, american, 1952–2002. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Herb Ritts Foundation © Herb Ritts FoundationStephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood, 1989. Herb Ritts, american, 1952–2002. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Herb Ritts Foundation © Herb Ritts FoundationThe V Back Evenings, Suzy Parker, Dress by Trigère, New York, 1955. Lillian Bassman, american, 1917–2012. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles © The Estate of Lillian BassmanSveta for Hussein Chalayan, 2000. Sarah Moon, french, born England, 1941. Carbon print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles © Sarah MoonBlack Evening Dress in Flight, New York, negative, 1963; print, 1994. Hiro, american, born China, 1930. Dye imbibition print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council © HiroGivenchy Red, Paris, negative, 1990; print, about 1995. Victor Skrebneski, american, born 1929. Silver-dye bleach print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council © Victor SkrebneskiDiana Newman, 1966. Neal Barr, american, born 1932. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council © Neal BarrGuinevere in Black Dress by Yohji Yamamoto, Paris, negative, 1996; printed later. Paolo Roversi, italian, born 1947. Pigment print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council © Paolo RoversiUntitled, for Charles Jourdan, Spring 1977, negative, 1977; printed later. Guy Bourdin French, 1928–1991. Chromogenic print. The Estate of Guy Bourdin, courtesy of Louise Alexander Gallery Image copyright The Guy Bourdin Estate 2018, courtesy of Louise Alexander GalleryPerfection in Black; Margaret Horan, 1935. Edward Steichen, american, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © Condé Nast / Vogue, November 1, 1935Mercer Street, New York, August 25, 2011, 2011. Scott Schuman, american, born 1968. Pigment print. Courtesy of Danziger Gallery, New York © The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman. Courtesy Danziger GalleryBath House, negative, 1975; print, about 1980. Deborah Turbeville, american, 1932–2013. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of the Estate of Deborah Turbeville © Deborah Turbeville FoundationRenée, the New Look of Dior, Place de la Concorde, Paris, August 1947, negative, 1947; print, 1978. Richard Avedon, american, 1923–2004. Gelatin silver print. The Richard Avedon Foundation, New York Copyright © The Richard Avedon FoundationBathing Suits by Izod, Paris, 1930. George Hoyningen-Huene, american, born Russia, 1900–1968. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of Richard and Allison Roeder © HorstThe Mainbocher Corset, Paris, 1939. Horst P. Horst, american, born Germany, 1906–1999. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles © Condé Nast / Vogue, September 15, 1939Miss M, negative, 1988; print, 2011. Jean-Baptiste Mondino, french, born 1949. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of M+B Gallery and the artist © Jean-Baptiste Mondino, courtesy of M+B Gallery, Los AngelesThe Dress-Lamp Tree, England, 2002. Tim Walker, british, born 1970. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of Steven and Catherine Fink © Tim WalkerKate Moss, Times Square, New York, negative, 1994; print, 2017. Glen Luchford, british, born 1968. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Glen and Tanya Luchford © Glen LuchfordFashion Is Indestructible, London, 1941. Cecil Beaton, british, 1904–1980. Gelatin silver print. Victoria and Albert Museum, London © Condé Nast / Vogue, 1941Bettina and Frances McLaughlin-Gill, New York, 1950. Gordon Parks, american, 1912–2006. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of Beth Rudin DeWoody Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation