clo-thing exhibit

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Alice Gibb and Olga Sherer, Sennowe Park, Norfolk, England, Nove

photo-Tim Walker: Alice Gibb and Olga Sherer, Sennowe Park, Norfolk, England, Nove

We ended class discussing fashion and I have a feeling clothing-related issues will keep cropping up as the course continues.  Last week I went to the International Center for Photography (free with CU ID) and saw their three fashion related exhibits.  The main one displays fashion as it is disseminated to us as image-conscious consumers and as receptors of visual culture.  The one downstairs features fashion as it once was, through the lens of one of the first major fashion photographer’s E. Steichen.  And a side exhibit shows photographs that were not intended to be appropriated by the fashion world but which have been co-opted as icons of style.  This room probably being of most interest to the class, as these pictures ‘wants’ are much less straight-forward than the ones cut straight from the glossy magazine or the classically staged beauties of the early 20th Century.

photo-Edward Steichen: Marion Morehouse in a bouffant dress and actress Helen Lyons in a long sleeve dress by Kargère; masks by the illustrator W.T. Benda, 1926

photo-Edward Steichen: Marion Morehouse in a bouffant dress and actress Helen Lyons in a long sleeve dress by Kargère; masks by the illustrator W.T. Benda, 1926photo-Weegee: "Hopper's Topper," Hedda Hopper, Hollywood, ca. 1948

photo-Weegee: "Hopper's Topper," Hedda Hopper, Hollywood, ca. 1948

photo-Weegee: "Hopper's Topper," Hedda Hopper, Hollywood, ca. 1948

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