Man Ray in Fashion
The first exhibition to focus on Man Ray’s innovative contribution to fashion photography
The exhibition explored the cross-fertilization of Man Ray's avant garde style with his commercial photography, a phenomenon which influenced fashion magazines worldwide. The exhibition highlighted Man Ray's work for Harper's Bazaar, from 1934 to 1941 and other fashion works from 1922 to I942, and included examples of his art photography and portraits. Works for Vogue and Vanity Fair as well as the fashion houses of Chanel, Poiret, Schiaperelli and Worth were featured in the exhibition.
These images are some of the most striking commercial photographs ever created and display all the technical experimentation and sophistication found in Man Ray's creative work.
The exhibition was selected by Willis Hartshorn and organised by the International Center of Photography, New York.
The exhibition and tour was sponsored by The Chase Manhattan Bank, and Hearst Magazines, a division of The Hearst Corporation.