The boom of fashion photography happened in the 1920’s thanks to the editors of Vogue and Harpers Bazar. The editors began hiring photographers who pushed boundaries and came to make history with their photographs. Today, fashion photography has transformed into a genre of its own that goes far beyond the pages of magazines. The newest exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography explores this history with over 200 photographs from both well known and smaller yet influential photographers.
The exhibit will take you on a journey of the diverse view of both fashion and fashion photography. Ranging from elegant portraits, made in the early 20th century, to trendsetting fashions of celebrities including Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Jones, David Bowie, Run DMC, Salt N’ Pepa, Beyoncé and more.
…Some images have become iconic because of their subject’s fame, some because of their groundbreaking fashion, some because of the photographer’s novel approach to the medium… and in the very best, all of that came together,
Malcolm Daniel, the Gusand Lyndall Wortham curator of photography at the MFAH.
Step inside the world of fashion photography from June 23rd through September 22nd at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Feature photo of James Harden by Erik Madigan Heck for GQ.