Additional Images from "Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Coco Chanel photographed in 1923 by Baron Adolf De Meyer
A compelling image of Coco Chanel, photographed in 1923 by Baron Adolf De Meyer. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston offered these interesting Curatorial Notes about the image: The photographer Baron Adolf De Meyer was truly impressed by the famed designer Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, after their chance meeting in 1923. He adored, “her brilliant mind, precise and accurate, absolutely original.”
Tracking Historical Trends in Fashion
In my previous article, I presented images from Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, and reminded readers they have until September 22, 2019 to see the exhibition. My purpose here is simply to present a few more images. These images make obvious the fact that even if fashion photography’s ultimate purpose is commercial marketing, it also serves to document historical trends. Since its beginnings, fashion photography has recorded the history of fashion.
The images in this article date from early century to 2017, and are courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston