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Edward Steichen: Fashion Photography 20s-30s

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 Above from Left: Madeleine Vionnet Gowns 1930, Evening Reflections 1934

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 Above from Left: Cheney Dress 1933, Marlene Dietrich 1932

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 Above from Left: Anna May 1930, Sandals 1934

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Above from Left: Gloria Swanson 1924, Gary Cooper 1930

Edward Steichen was a photographer of many things, only taking up fashion photography while he was the chief photographer at Vanity Fair from 1923-1937. However, his portraits and fashion spreads for Vogue and Vanity Fair revolutionized the industry and continue to retain their importance today. A new book, Edward Steichen in High Fashion: The Condé Nast Years 1923-1937, and a recent exhibit at the International Center of Photograph in New York celebrate his illustrious talent.

Photographs courtesy of the Smithsonian Magazine May 2009

 

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