Last night in New York City, fashion legend and iconic photographer Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) was celebrated on Manhattan’s Upper East Side at an event hosted by the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) and the Cultural Services Arm of the French Embassy. Curated by Sherry Verthime, the evening was absolutely exquisite. A great crowd filled a townhouse to view and reflect on over 30 vintage reproductions of the late photographer.
Bourdin essentially pioneered fashion photography. Having first published in 1955 in the first issue of VOGUE Paris, Bourdin’s work has spanned ad campaigns for designers Issey Miyake, Emanuel Ungaro and Chanel. The retrospective has been on view worldwide, stopping in Melbourne, Tokyo, Vienna, Antwerp and of course, New York City.
It was a great night and although competing with the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, turnout was impressive, with its own share of notable faces. Check out the scene from last night and be sure to visit the exhibit; it’s on display in NYC until December 10.
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