© Edward Steichen
Actress Gloria Swanson, 1924 (Vanity Fair, February 1, 1924)
The Sylvio Perlstein Collection
Courtesy of Condé Nast Archive, Condé Nast Publications, Inc, New York/ Paul Hawryluk, Dawn Lucas and Rachael Smalley
EXHIBITION: Edward Steichen In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years 1923 – 1937, The Photographer’s Gallery, 16–18 Ramillies Street, 31 October – 18 January
During his time as chief photographer at Condé Nast, icon Edward Steichen created hundreds of fashion and portrait photographs for Vogue and Vanity Fair. As a pioneer in art photography and pictorialism, Steichen’s photographs toe the line between paintings and photographs. In this exhibition, over 200 of Steichen’s photos for Condé Nast will be on view— in some cases, for the first time in nearly 100 years— alongside some of the original publications.