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Avedon Fashion 1944-2000encompasses seven decades of extraordinary images by Richard Avedon, the most influential fashion photographer of the 20th century. This comprehensive volume offers a definitive survey, from Avedon's groundbreaking early photographs forHarper's Bazaarthrough his constantly inventive contributions toVogue, Egoiste, and The New Yorker.Each carefully selected image represents an artistic collaboration with significant models, stylists, and designers. Avedon Fashion accompanies the first major exhibition to survey this body of work, at the International Center of Photography in May 2009. With critical essays by Carol Squiers, curator at the ICP, and photography critic Vince Aletti, as well as an appreciation by photo-historian Philippe Garner, Avedon Fashion chronicles an astonishing record of photographic achievement.
Carol Squiers is a curator at the International Center of Photography. She has contributed to a wide variety of books and journals, including Artforum, the New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Parkett, Art in America, and Aperture. She lives in New York. Vince Aletti is adjunct curator at the International Center of Photography. He reviews photography exhibitions for The New Yorker's Goings on About Town and was the art editor of The Village Voice from 1994 to 2005. He lives in New York. Philippe Garner is an expert in photography and 20th-century design, and a principal at Christie's. He has published widely on the decorative arts, design, and photography. He lives in London.