#ThrowbackFashion Carmen (Homage to Munkacsi), coat by @CardinPierre, Place Francois-Premier, Paris by Richard @Avedon via @HarpersBazaarUS, September 1957

‘Carmen (Homage to Munkacsi), coat by Cardin‘, Place Francois-Premier, Paris, 1957
Published in American Harper’s Bazaar, September 1957
Richard Avedon, born 1923 – died 2004


Materials and Techniques: Gelatin-silver print

Richard Avedon has transformed fashion photography and portraiture alike, creating an instantly identifiable aesthetic which has influenced countless others. His ‘signature’ large format studio portraits of politicians, writers and artists render the sitters “symbolic of themselves”, as he put it. His use of stark white backgrounds and life-size printing places viewers in a new relationship to the photographic image – a physical and almost confrontational one. His ability to create visual tension and surprise through unexpected contrasts is unparalleled.

Martin Munkacsi. The Pudle Jumper 1934

Here are some creative projects that inspire me in Victoria and Albert Museum Archive. You can see other projects on my Pinterest or on my #ThrowbackFashion.

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