David Bailey described fashion photography simply as “a portrait of someone wearing a dress”.
Irving Penn however interpreted his work at Vogue as “selling dreams, not clothes”!
Which opinion would you agree with?
Over the last century photographers have continuously pushed boundaries to meet both artistic and commercial demands which generated great creativity and new techniques. These evolving images reflect the changing world around us and the dramatic shift in women’s roles during the 20th century.
Within the frames of the “Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography” exhibition held at the NSW State Library, the glamour and fascinating evolution of fashion photography is captured in 60 iconic images drawn from the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Irving Penn described his work at Vogue as “selling dreams, not clothes”
Horst P Horst: “the lighting for a single image could take three days to perfect”
Richard Avedon paying homage to Martin Munkacsi: “Never pose your subjects. Let them move around naturally. All great photographs today are snapshots”
If you are interested in learning more about the start of a glittering new century, the battle of making art versus showing buttons and
bows instead, if you would like to know when were studio backdrops replaced by city skylines or how has the society’s attitude changed towards femininity, don’t hesitate to make your way to the NSW State Library. “Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography” ends on the 10th of November 2013. Admission to the exhibition is free.
Knowing the place and time of your wedding but having problems with envisioning your dress? Have a look at a variety of flattering shapes guaranteed to put your wedding guests into an awe of your beauty as you walk down the aisle. Australia’s number one bridal magazine, Cosmopolitan Bride showcased some of the hottest designs for the upcoming season. Choose the one which fits your personality and don’t forget, you will be beautiful ..no matter what!
30 days of Fashion and Beauty kicked off with a stunning collection of pink and red dresses gracing the runway last Saturday.
Following the parade, seven of the gorgeous dresses (some on the picture below) have been put up for auction supporting Priceline’s Sisterhood charities. If you would like to own a one-of-a-kind designer dress created by top Australian designers such as Alex Perry, Alice McCall, Jayson Brundson, Leona Edmiston, Karla Spetic, Watson X Watson and Wayne Cooper, head to eBay and start bidding as the auction runs till 10th of September only.
Following the tremendous success of Kardashian Kollection handbags, denim, accessories and hosiery ranges in Australia, the three Kardhasian musketeers, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe have hit the market with their ready-to-wear range last night at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival debuting at the brand’s first ever runway show in Australia. I couldn’t miss it, with my camera in hand:
Industry heavyweight fashion designer Alex Perry returned to MBFWA to unveil his fresh and sexy new youth line.
The show was one of the biggest hits of the Fashion Week. I loved his venue selection (the loading dock of Carriageworks) and the luxurious brocades, not to mention the superhot tigh-high lace up boots by Tony Bianco.
Congrats for the great presentation and to the people working hard on making it happen!