The Roger-Viollet collection is full of portraits of fashion designers and stylists. Boris Lipnitzki and Laure Albin Guillot had the chance to spend time with Paul Poiret and Madame Grès, Jacques Fath and Jeanne Lavin. Bruno de Monès shows Loris Azzaro in a moment of feigned relaxation, and captures Emmanuel Ungaro smiling between two fittings. Bernard Liptnitzki catches Yves Saint Laurent in the middle of retouching Farah Dibah’s dress, and Hubert de Givenchy in the studio of painter Jean-Denis. The exhibition on view at the Cité de la Mode et du Design presents 30 portraits of 20th century fashion designers drawn from the collection of the agency and its partners.
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