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Fashion Photography of Richard Avedon at the Norton Museum of Art

Nadja Auermann and A Person Unknown, dress by Romeo Gigli, pajamas by Masha Calloway, Montauk, New York , August 1995. © 2009 The Richard Avedon Foundation.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL.- Avedon Fashion 1944-2000
will be on view at the Norton Museum of Art from February 9 through May 9,
The first exhibition devoted exclusively to Richard Avedon’s
fashion work, it will feature over 150 objects, including photographs from
throughout his productive career, as well as original magazines showing his work
in context and materials demonstrating his creative process. Richard Avedon is
the most significant and influential photographer to have taken fashion as one
of his subjects. He began working for Harper’s Bazaar in 1944, when he
was only twenty-one, and revolutionized fashion photography, dispensing with its
prevailing mannered and statically posed formulas and introducing a more
youthful, spirited, and distinctly American style.