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Émile Savitry : Fashion Photographer


Émile Savitry, like most photographers of his time, did not make a living from his art but worked regularly for the abundant illustrated press to support himself. This is why he made fashion pictures, was the studio manager of Vogue magazine and collaborated with Le Jardin des Modes. He pinned the elegant figure of Christian Dior at his Parisian home in 1947 when he opened his fashion house. Rare are the photos of the great designer, dreamer, posing in his bourgeois interior lit up like a canvas by Georges de La Tour or sketching new creations with lead pencil. For several collections of the inventor of the “New look” Savitry will take his models through the streets of the Capital to capture movement, magnify the lines and give them life, as did later immense photographers like Richard Avedon, William Klein…

Sophie Malexis

Exhibition curator


Exhibition “Emile Savitry, a photographer from Montparnasse (1903-1967)

produced under the direction of Brigitte Richart, curator of the Granville museums

Richard-Anacréon Museum of Modern Art

Place de l’isthme- 50400 -Granville. Phone

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