With more than three hundred works (photographs, magazines, drawings…), this exhibition at the Palais Lumière in Evian gives a retrospective look at the history of fashion photography in the beginning of the 20th century in France, whose evolution is closely linked to that of women’s place in society. The beginnings of fashion photography are timid and not very audacious. Many magazines were publishing fashion at the beginning of the 20th century, but drawing was the prominent medium. In the media, the place of fashion photography experienced a similar boom to that of photography in general. Until the 1920s, the constraints...
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