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[Images from "This Is Not a Fashion Photograph" and "Weird Beauty" via the ICP]
MIDTOWN WEST—The International Center of Photography (ICP) has declared that 2009 is the Year of Fashion. They'll celebrate with six exhibits over the next year, the first four opening January 16 and lasting until May. "Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now" sits contemporary artists like Cindy Sherman and Nan Goldin next to photographers from the fashion world like Juergen Teller. "Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years, 1923–1937" celebrates one of the first photographers to bridge the gap between art and commerce in his work. "Munkacsi's Lost Archive" showcases the 1940s and '50s work of movement-obsessed Hungarian Martin Munkacsi. And "This is Not a Fashion Photograph" questions what exactly makes the content of a photo fashion. [Racked Inbox]
MIDTOWN EAST—Listen, some of us aren't interested in mesquite smoked peppered beef tenderloin from any ordinary clothing catalog. Some of us choose to dine only on meat purchased via mail from the finest of Fifth Avenue's venerable fashion emporiums, which is why we're so very grateful for the Saks meat mailer. [Fashionista]