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Take That, Met: ICP Mounts Exibit of Richard Avedon's Fashion Work

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The Met isn't the only NYC institution celebrating fashion with a new exhibition this month. Tomorrow would have been photographer Richard Avedon's 86th birthday. His present: a retrospective of his career in fashion photography opening Friday morning at ICP.

Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 is, to quote the media release, "the first exhibition devoted exclusively to Richard Avedon's fashion work." It spans two floors, and includes 175 photographs from his long career as well as editorials and advertorials from vintage issues of Harper's. Stop by and you will see the faces of some of fashion's current stars (Gisele, Kate Moss), but the striking images of models leaping, smiling and posing are mostly populated by glamazons of the past like Dovima, Suzy Parker and Veruschka. If you're unfamiliar with Avedon's life and work, we guarantee that the exhibition will make you want to know much more about the man than is covered in the wall text. This Times article is a nice start.
· ICP [Official Site]