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Man Ray and Fashion
Man Ray and Fashion
Man Ray and Fashion
Man Ray and Fashion
Man Ray and Fashion
Man Ray and Fashion
Man Ray and Fashion
Man Ray and Fashion

Man Ray and Fashion


Publishing 12th Aug 2024
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    • Highlighting the oeuvre of Man Ray from the perspective of fashion, uniting Man Ray’s iconic photography and works of art with interbellum fashion silhouettes and the work of contemporary fashion designers and photographers inspired by his work
    • Featuring historical fashion images by Man Ray including portraits of designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli
    • Featuring contemporary works by Paul Kooiker, LOEWE, Martin Margiela, Olivier Theyskens and Dries Van Noten
    • Featuring couture such as Chanel, Maison Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, Norine, Yves Saint Laurent, as well as for important fashion magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and Vogue, with graphic design (Jelle Jespers) inspired by Alexey Brodovitch
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    Man Ray and Fashion was published in addition to the exhibition at MoMu (Fashion Museum Antwerp) in 2023. Man Ray was a widely versatile artist who worked with a range of different media and did not like to be pigeonholed. The way he portrayed women and their clothing continues to influence fashion photographers today. Man Ray used new and unexpected angles, employed artistic staging, and applied such innovative processes as solarization and multiple exposure to his fashion photography.

    In recent decades, fashion designers continue to find inspiration in his Surrealist imagery. This is most notably true for Belgian designers, with their avant-garde mindset. Completely in line with the concept of Surrealism, these references are often subconscious. Part of Man Ray’s extensive history is brought together in this book alongside contemporary works by the likes of Paul Kooiker, Martin Margiela and Céline (among others). 

    Stockmans Art Books
    Publish date
    12th Aug 2024
    Paperback / softback
    World excluding Belgium, France, Holland & Luxembourg
    290 mm x 220 mm
    176 Pages
    165 color
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