Edward Steichen was the primary photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue in the 1920s and 1930s. Already recognised for his distinctive style and his use of light in his portraiture work of the early 1900s, Steichen applied his artistic vision to “transform fashion photography and capture the sophistication of the newly liberated modern woman”. In the exhibition “Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion” more than 200 original vintage photographs are showcased with various Art Deco fashion items from the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) collection.
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