Ever since I was in High School, I look forward to leafing through the latest issue of Vogue. You won’t find any movie poster in my room but my walls was filled with my favorite fashion editorials from Vogue. This one in particular was and still is one of my favorites.
During Madrid Fashion Week, they took us to visit “Vogue Like a Painting” exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum. The exhibition epitomizes Vogue’s vision of illustrating fashion as an art form. Vogue’s visionary editors such as Grace Coddington have used the pages of the magazine as a blank canvas to showcase fashion like a painting. Through theatrics, emphasis on the body’s form and of course through the visionary eyes of photographers with the likes of Tim Walker, Peter Lindebergh, Horst P. Horst, and Patrick Demarchelier.
The exhibition features 61 images from Vogue archive all using paintings from various periods in art history as a direct reference or inspiration to create powerful images.
This exhibition combines my two favorite passions: fashion and photography and these images are a great reminder that fashion is far more than fast consumerism that we know of today.
Clifford Coffin, ‘Untitled, 1954 Clifford Coffin, ‘Untitled, 1949 Paolo Roversi, ‘Stella’, 1999 Time Walker, ‘The Dress Lamp Tree’, 2004 Camilla Akrans, ‘A Single Woman’, 1994Peter Lindebergh, ‘One Enchanted Evening’, 2012
Vogue Like a Painting exhibition runs until 12 October 2015 at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.