American Vogue, March 1943
John Rawlings—Condé Nast
Conde Nast has opened a photography gallery in Beijing that shows over a hundred years of fashion photography.
The photography walk starts with photos from 1911’s Steichen collection. The point of the showcase was to show how fashion photography progressed over the years.
They have used photos from Vogue, Vanity Fair, and also Glamour.
Their photographers range from Mario Testino and Inez, Vinoodh, to people before them, such as Edward Steichen and Man Ray.
Starting in the 1920’s, photographers took pictures of theatre actors in motion or posing. Then in 1962, David Bailey took black and white photos of his models out in the streets in their natural state.
After that, more photographers tried to take natural photographs. “They thought, ‘We don’t need fashion editors and makeup artists. We just go out in the street and do our shooting,'” explained Natalie Herschdorfer, curator on CNN .