Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris
– 4 June 2017
The German-Jewish fashion photographer, Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969) became world famous through his work for prestigious magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. His portraits in which he portrayed women in strong colours, light and shade, gave his photographs an unmistakable artistic style. Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design, in the heart of Paris, is currently staging a unique exhibition in honour of this photographer.
As a platform for cultural events, Les Docks has already been a venue for numerous fashion shows including the Tranoï Fashion Trade Show. At the moment, it is the setting for the exhibition, “Studio Blumenfeld New York, 1941–1960”. In the inner and outer circuit, created especially for the exhibition by the architect and installation designer Vasken Yéghiayan, over 200 works by the fashion photographer will be displayed. Magazine covers and colour photographs from the 1940s and 50s, including 30 as yet unpublished works will be on show. A “best of” collection includes pictures of the room divider in his studio, which was employed in various photo spreads and experiments. In addition, an app was developed on which his granddaughter, Nadia Blumenfeld-Charbit, reads exclusive articles.
The exhibition is supported by daily tours. Numbers of participants will be restricted to thirty. Nadia Blumenfeld-Charbit will give a public lecture on 29 April 2017 which will be free for exhibition visitors. The standard ticket price is 5 euros. Students, groups, and persons under 18 years old pay a reduced price of 4 euros. Tickets can be ordered online.