Project 4: Research ~ Fashion images and photographers

Irving Penn

Irving Penn, whose photography was said to ‘bridge the gap between commercial photography and fine art’ photographed fashion for the likes of Vogue magazine and many designers, he was well known for his his photographic work for designer Issey Miyake. I read an article about their collaboration; Cross Disciplines: A New Exhibition Celebrates the Collaboration Between Irving Penn and Issey Miyake by Lynn Yaeger for Vogue.

Issey Miyake Dress photograph by Irving Penn

Issey Miyake Dress photograph by Irving Penn

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

 

 

 

Issey Miyake Dress; White and Black, New York 1990 photograph by Irving Penn.

Issey Miyake Dress; White and Black, New York 1990 photograph by Irving Penn.

 

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

 

 

Dovima, March 1947 photographed for Vogue by Irving Penn.

Dovima, March 1947 photographed for Vogue by Irving Penn.

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

 

 

 

1950 Christian Dior Dress, photograph by Irving Penn.

1950 Christian Dior Dress, photograph by Irving Penn.

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

 

 

 

Richard Avedon

Photographer for Harper’s Bazaar, then Vogue, Avendon was highly regarded as a fashion photographer. His photographs were full of personality and movement, he sought to bring an element of his own character and that of those he photographed into every picture he took.

Veruschka, dress by Bill Blass, New York, January 1967, photograph by Richard Avedon.

Veruschka, dress by Bill Blass, New York, January 1967, photograph by Richard Avedon.

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

 

 

 

Doe Avedon and Diana Vreeland New York 1946 by Richard Avedon.

Doe Avedon and Diana Vreeland New York 1946 by Richard Avedon.

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

 

 

 

Theo Graham evening dress by Dior Le Pre Catalan Paris August 1949, photograph by Richard Avedon.

Theo Graham evening dress by Dior Le Pre Catalan Paris August 1949, photograph by Richard Avedon.

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

 

 

 

Linda Evangelista Versace Advertising campaign New York Nov 9 1992 by Richard Avedon.

Linda Evangelista for Versace Advertising campaign New York Nov 9 1992 by Richard Avedon.

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

Mario Testino

Testino is well known for his fashion and commercial photography. A current favourite with Vogue, having photographed celebrities and models for the US, UK and Paris editions of the magazine. His commercial clients include; Dolce and Gabanna, Burberry, Versace and more.

 

Taylor Swift Photographed for Vogue November 2014 by Mario Testino.

Taylor Swift Photographed for Vogue November 2014 by Mario Testino.

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

 

 

 

Taylor swift photographed for Vanity Fair 2015 photograph by Mario Testino.

Taylor swift photographed for Vanity Fair 2015 photograph by Mario Testino.

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

 

 

 

Kiera Knightly in Chanel Haute Couture Dress photographed for Vogue Us Oct 2012 by Mario Testino.

Kiera Knightly in Chanel Haute Couture Dress photographed for Vogue Us Oct 2012 by Mario Testino.

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

 

 

Mario Testino photograph for British Vogue.

Mario Testino photograph for British Vogue.

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

British Vogue June 2016 photograph by Mario Testino

British Vogue June 2016 photograph by Mario Testino

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

Bruce Willis photograph by Mario Testino.

Bruce Willis photograph by Mario Testino.

Textile qualities brought to the fore:

Silhouette

Volume

Drape and movement

Colour and or/Pattern

 

 

 

 

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