As part of International Center of Photography’s 2009 Year of Fashion, now on view from the Condé Nast archives is Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937. The collection features 175 vintage photographs from Steichen’s career and is the first comprehensive look at both his fashion and celebrity portraiture, including many works that have never been exhibited. As chief photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue, Steichen was met by much criticism from Alfred Steiglitz and followers who claimed his commercial editorial work was detrimental to the fine art field. However, Steichen’s work inarguably marks a shift toward Modernism and revolutionized Fashion Photography. Kick off Fashion Week in New York by checking out never-before-seen work from this world-renown icon.
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Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, Condé Nast Years 1923-1937
January 16-May 3, 2009
International Center of Photography
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