The Fashion Show

The Fashion Show

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Fashion, by definition, is the predominant style of a particular time and place, an entity that provides posterity with a window into cultural values both past and present. Thanks to the pioneering works of fashion photographers such as George Hoyningen-Huene, Lillian Bassman, and William Klein, fashion has been preserved through the ages and continues to in uence the world around us.

To honor the history of fashion photography, Peter Fetterman Gallery proudly presents The Fashion Show, an exciting display of elegance and artistic talent created through the lens of a camera. Fashion as we know it—a collaboration of designers, brands, models, and consumers—has been transformed into an artform because of photography. This exhibition, curated from the gallery’s permanent collection, features a phenomenal range of artists who helped solidify fashion’s importance—photographers such as Frances McLaughlin-Gill, Horst P. Horst, Karen Radkai, and Brian Duffy, to name a few.

The influential fashion photographers on view transcended their commercial roles to create unique artworks of dazzling creative expression. Each artist’s individual style speaks volumes. And many of them still remain ahead of their time, even to contemporary viewers.

The Fashion Show
June 16 – October 20, 2018

Peter Fetterman Gallery
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1
Santa Monica, CA 90404

George Hoyningen-Huene Bathing Fashion, Paris 1930

George Hoyningen-Huene, Bathing Fashion, Paris, 1930

Jerry Schatzberg Fulton Fish Market, Vogue 1958

Jerry Schatzberg, Fulton Fish Market, Vogue, 1958

Georges Dambier Suzy Parker Casablanca Airport, Magazine Elle 1953

Georges Dambier, Suzy Parker Casablanca Airport, Magazine Elle, 1953

Lillian Bassman Next to Nothing. Model Unknown, New York. Junior Bazaar 1948

Lillian Bassman, Next to Nothing. Model Unknown, New York. Junior Bazaar, 1948

William Claxton Peggy Moffit in Rudi Gernreich's Topless Swimsuit 1964

William Claxton, Peggy Moffit in Rudi Gernreich’s Topless Swimsuit, 1964

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