Elegance: the Seeberger brothers and the birth of fashion photography
Sylvie Aubenas, Virginie Chardin, Xavier Demange, Bibliothèque nationale de France. Galerie de photographie
Chronicle Books, Apr 5, 2007 - Photography - 224 pages
Modern fashion photography was born when three brothers, Parisian postcard photographers, shifted their lenses to the upper echelon of French society in the early twentieth century. As impromptu portraits of beautiful women in inimitable finery at racecourses, resorts, and caf s began to appear in magazines, courant designers such as Chanel, Herm s, and Madeleine Vionnet rushed to send their models to posh watering holes to be photographed with the beau monde. The first-ever showcase of 300 rich black and white S eberger images, this luxe collection is a must-have for fashionistas, Francophiles, and vintage clothing enthusiasts. Elegance recalls a bygone era of glamour, and illuminates the candid beginnings of a now highly stylized photographic form.
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