17 Jan-7 Apr. This exhibition, entitled Fashion, which pays homage to a century of extraordinary fashion photography from the precious Condé Nast Archives. On display are a great selection of precious and rare photographs, chosen from the Condé Nast archives in New York, Paris, London and Milan, which retrace the history of fashion photography from its origins to present times.
In 1923 Edward Steichen told the first editor in chief of Vogue magazine Edna Woodman Chase:”We have to make Vogue into a Louvre”, which summarized the revolution, both in fashion and photography, started by the publisher Condé Nast after its acquisition of the famous fashion magazine in 1909, and testified the indissoluble link between photographers and editors, which still leads to the most creative collaborations. Steichen, who was a dictator of photographic taste for half a century, understood early on that photography would make fashion. Since then the history of fashion has no longer been told exclusively by delicate illustrations, but rather by great international photographers, including Edward Steichen, who was among the first photographers to work for the prestigious magazine. Those first intrepid steps have contributed to turn fashion photography into an artistic language of formidable strength and visual influence.
Countless professional photographers, such as Guy Bourdin, Peter Lindbergh, Cecil Beaton, Man Ray, Helmut Newton, Mario Testino and Bruce Weber, were able to bring their dreams and visions of fashion to life thanks to the over 30 Condé Nast magazines.
Tue-Sun 10.00-20.00, Thurs, Fri 10.00-22.00.