The spirit and artistry of the fashion publishing mogul Condé Nast comes alive in the recently opened exhibition “Papier Glacé, un Siècle de Photographie de Mode chez Condé Nast” or in English “Coming Into Fashion, a Century of Photography at Condé Nast” at Paris’ elegant Palais Galliera. The exhibit offers unprecedented access to the Condé Nast archives in New York, Paris and Milan celebrating 150 original prints taken by 80 world-renowned fashion photographers that transformed the industry over the last century.
From Baron Adolph de Meyer, notably the first fashion photographer (1913), to Steven Meisel, the display chronicles the evolution of fashion photography, and how it shaped the identity of the illustrious fashion magazines Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour and W. From one glossy page to the next, acclaimed fashion photographers such as Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, and Miles Aldridge tell a provocative narrative.
Fifteen haute couture ensembles from the Palais Galliera’s collections are displayed alongside the beautiful photographs. Enthusiasts can interactively get lost in two reading rooms filled with over 50 vintage magazines displayed behind glass, and watch films exploring the future of fashion photography.
A chic soiree was held on Wednesday, February 26, to celebrate the artistic excellence of this alluring publisher. The who’s who of the fashion world stepped out for the evening to admire the breathtaking images. Karlie Kloss, Emmanuelle Alt, Anja Rubik, Caroline de Maigret, Liya Kebede, Kati Nescher, Anthony Vaccarello and Olivier Saillard, director of Musée Galliera among others were in attendance. The fashionable exhibit is an opportunity to rediscover some of the photographers that immortalized fashion and beauty over the last 100 years. The exhibit will be on display through May 25, 2014.
Written by: Stacie Fleming
Party Photos courtesy of: Saskia Lawaks