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Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years 1923–1937

September 26, 2009 – January 3, 2010

As chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, Edward Steichen profoundly shaped the look of celebrity and fashion photography in the 1920s and ’30s. He immortalized leading writers, artists, actors,dancers and politicians in striking portraits. Fashion photography was revolutionized when he began depicting the creations of all the great designers of the age, including Poiret, Chanel, Lelong, Lanvin, Patou and Schiaparelli. This exhibition showcases more than 200 photographs by one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century.

Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years, 1923 –1937 is curated by William A. Ewing, director, Musée de l´Elysée; Todd Brandow, executive director, Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography; and Nathalie Herschdorfer, curator, Musée de l’Elysée.

The exhibition has been organized by

The Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis, and The Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, in collaboration with The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

Generously supported by

The Volunteers of the Art Gallery of Ontario

Buy the Catalogue

Accompanying the exhibition is a 288-page publication, Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years, 1923 –1937, by William A. Ewing and Todd Brandow (Minneapolis: FEP Editions, 2008) – with essays by Musée de l´Elysée Director William A. Ewing and Curator Nathalie Herschdorfer, International Center of Photography Curator Carol Squiers, and Kunsthaus Zurich Curator Tobia Bezzola.

Fashion Follies

In Gallery 139, until March 2010


Supporting Sponsor:

  • The Volunteers of the Art Gallery of Ontario

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