Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Rare Richard Avedon Photos at Villa Medici and Musei Capitolini

On Saturday night I attended the opening night for the new Avedon exhibit. An expat friend who works in the arts and fashion and invited me. It was a fun night. Folks were very fabulous. We saw one women wearing sky high heels (I guess she wasn't walking on cobblestone streets) that had the British flag on them.

The Avedon photos were found in a trunk belonging to late model Anne Theophane Graham.

This is the first time the photos have been displayed publicly. If you are in Rome and like fashion and/or photography, the small show is worth checking out.

Avedon was one of the most influential photographers in the world. These photos, mostly from the early 50s, are incredible.

Here is more information from a Reuters UK article .


Petulia said...

I cannot wait to see this show! I had an invite for it as well, but could not make it because I am in the US. So glad to hear it is a beautiful show, and Villa Medici is such a beautiful venue

glamah16 said...

That was always my favorite era of fashion. The construction in dresses (Dior), the photos of Avedon, and the true glamour and elegance of the models,unlike today.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This sounds heavenly. It's so funny... I was leafing through a book of Avedon photos today that were from a book my parents passed on to me and I "rediscovered" it today.

I hadn't thought of Avedon in quite a while, and now two in one day.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Petulia - saw it at the Musei but I agree Villa Medici is a beautiful venue.

glamah16 - There were several photos of Dior and Balenciaga dresses/suit. Unbelievable.

jen - that is too funny. I wound love to get a coffee table book of his work. One day.