1955 – 1987
curated by Shelly Verthime
20 exquisite reproduction prints from 1955 to 1987, many of which have not been seen
or shown outside of their original appearance in previous publications.
This selection showcases highlights of Guy Bourdin’s journey with French Vogue
and the visionary universe he created from his first iconic editorial “Chapeaux Choc”,
published on February 1955 to his 1988 when he got the ICP Infinity award, NY.
With a dramatic interplay of light and shadow
he was able to create immersing theatrical mise en scene in pre – digital era
and inaugurated a profoundly personal and intimate signature style.
In the 1950s Bourdin was the first fashion photographer
to give more importance to the image than the product.
Saturday September 9th, 2017
from 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm
from September 10th to October 11th, 2017
Every day, 10.30 am – 7.30 pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10.30 am – 9.00 pm
at Galleria Carla Sozzani.