At the J. Paul Getty Museum, fashion photography finally gets the respect it deserves in “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011,” which features roughly 200 artworks – from photos to magazine covers and garments – to show the power of fashion photography.
There are shots by Richard Avedon, Erwin Blumenfeld and Bruce Weber, as well as lesser-known photographers like Willy Maywald, Neal Barr and Kourken Pakchanian. Naturally, the iconic photographer Helmut Newton is in the exhibition, showing gender-bending shots of models in Paris. As he famously once said: “A fashion photograph should look like anything but a fashion photograph.”
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