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Edward Steichen—In High Fashion: The Condé Nast Years 1923-1937

May 15, 2010—July 25, 2010

Exhibition Programs

Gallery Talk
The Invention of Modern Glamour:
Edward Steichen’s In High Fashion

Friday, June 18
7-8 p.m.| Gallery L14
April M. Watson, Associate Curator of Photography
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As chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair (1923-37), Edward Steichen transformed fashion photography with his bold, innovative vision, ushering in a new era of modern glamour. Join Associate Curator of Photography April M. Watson to learn more about the personalities, business and artistry of Steichen’s fashion photographs in this featured exhibition.

Free Talk
Right Time, Right Man, Right Place:
Edward Steichen and the Birth of Modern Fashion Photography

Saturday, July 17
1-2 pm | Atkins Auditorium
William A. Ewing, Director of the Musée de l’Elysée
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Join exhibition curator and Director of the Musée de l'Elysée, William A. Ewing, for an engaging lecture tracing Steichen's career from teenage prodigy to chief photographer for Condé Nast.

The Art of High Fashion: A Book Display
Spencer Art Reference Library Reading Room
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
May 15 – July 25, 2010

High fashion has existed for some time, but in the twentieth century, fashion became an art form. The Spencer Art Reference Library has a collection of books and multimedia representing the subjects of fashion photography, fashion designers, and the history of fashion design.

There are 33 books on display in the Library’s Reading Room, in conjunction with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art exhibition Edward Steichen — In High Fashion.

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