Fashion photo show blends art and style

By Lin Qi(
Updated: 2017-01-26 09:10:24

Clifford Coffin, American Vogue, June 1949 [Photo/Courtesy of Condé Nast]

Coming into Fashion is running at Beijing's Ullens Center of Contemporary Art after touring 12 cities worldwide since 2012. It runs through March 5.

The exhibition displays a selection of fashion photos from the archives of Conde Nast, the US media company founded in 1909.

Displayed photos survey the evolution of fashion and fashion photography since the early 20th century. It offers a historical perspective of how women were viewed and portrayed, and what social roles they were expected to perform.

Photographers include Horst P. Horst, Erwin Blumenfeld and David Bailey.

The exhibition is curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer, who selected the images from over 8 million in Conde Nast's archives in New York, Paris, Milan and London.

Norman Parkinson, Glamour, October 1949 [Photo/Courtesy of Norman Parkinson Limited. Courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive]

Deborah Turbeville, American Vogue, May 1975 [Photo/Courtesy of Condé Nast]

Constantin Joffé, American Vogue, September 1945 [Photo/Courtesy of Condé Nast]

John Rawlings, American Vogue, March 1943 [Photo/Courtesy of Condé Nast]

Edward Steichen, American Vogue, December 1923 [Photo/Courtesy of Condé Nast]

David Bailey, American Vogue, April 1962 [Photo/Courtesy of Condé Nast]

Erwin Blumenfeld, American Vogue, March 1945 [Photo/Courtesy of Condé Nast]

Inez & Vinoodh, French Vogue, October 2002 [Photo/Courtesy of Inez & Vinoodh and Gagosian Gallery]

Peter Lindbergh, Vogue Italia, March 1989 [Photo/Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh]

Albert Watson, American Vogue, May 1977 [Photo/Courtesy of Condé Nast]

Guy Bourdin, French Vogue, February 1955 [Photo/Courtesy of Estate of Guy Bourdin. Reproduced by permission of Art + Commerce]

Sebastian Kim, Teen Vogue, January 2011 [Photo/Courtesy of Sebastian Kim]

Miles Aldridge, Vogue Italia, September 2002 [Photo/Courtesy of Miles Aldridge]

Sølve Sundsbø, Love, Spring/Summer 2011 [Photo/Courtesy of Sølve Sundsbø/Art + Commerce]

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