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Coming into Fashion – A Century Of Photography At Condé Nast

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

It was Vogue magazine, under the supervision of Condé Nast, which first understood the revolution that the new process of photography would bring to the world of fashion. As this exhibition shows, they set themselves up for being the pre-eminent fashion magazine by employing a boldly creative series of photographers from the start. Their names dazzle you, from the ones you’d expect such as David Bailey and Cecil Beaton, to ones you really didn’t, such as Diane Arbus and Man Ray. The artistic vision of the shots never fails to entertain but the exhibition focuses on this artistry to the exclusion of fashion, however: the names of models and designers are entirely absent. Niche, overall, but worthwhile and well curated.

City Art Centre, until 8 September, 10.00am to 7.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [James Hampson]