fashion is for fashion people

15May09

naomi

naomi fotografada por peter lindbergh. a foto faz parte da exposição “the model as a muse”, em cartaz no metropolitan museum of art, em nova york

Opening at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, “The Model as Muse” aims to give credit to the assorted women who, at least since the invention of photography, have helped set the standard of Western feminine beauty. The sophisticates (Dovima, Lisa Fonssagrives, Sunny Harnett) of the 1950s, with their distant gazes and angular figures, became the hippie goddesses (Veruschka, Penelope Tree, Twiggy) of the 1960s. And they in turn were transformed into the ruddy athletic types of the following decade (Lisa Taylor, Patty Hansen), who gave way to the glamourpuss supermodels (Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista) of the 1980s. And, with the notable exceptions of Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen, that is pretty much where the occupational and cultural needle got stuck.

“The Model as Muse” seeks to examine the relationship, as Mr. Yohannan writes in the big glossy book that accompanies the exhibition, “between high fashion and the evolving ideals of beauty through the careers and personifications of iconic models who posed in the salons, walked the runways and exploded onto the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and even Life and Time.”

leiam mais em it´s official: models look good

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David Hemmings and Veruschka from the 1966 film “Blow-Up”

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Kate Moss modeling a dress by Helmut Lang for Harper’s Bazaar in 1996



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