Fashion photography flashback
Arte e Eleganza is the name of the current exhibition of fashion photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri at Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam. Opened at the eve of now running Amsterdam Fashion Week, it shows a selection of fashion photography classics by the Italian photographer. With portraits of icons like Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Monica Bellucci.
Gian Paolo Barbieri has a sublime aesthetic taste and is a master of black and white photography. In 1965 he joined Italian Vogue and produced the cover of its first issue. His work for the Italian, French and American editions of Vogue led on to publicity work with big name fashion designers Valentino, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Ferré, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana.
Barbieri is considered one of the best international fashion photographers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Working in close collaboration with fashion designer Valentino he was responsible for innovations in modern fashion advertising campaigns.
An exhibition of Barbieri’s work was curated by the English fashion photographer David Bailey, shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Kunstforum in Vienna. His work is also exhibited in galleries and at arts festivals. Now it’s the time for Amsterdam!
You can see Barbieri’s fashion photography until March 8, 2014.
Eduard Planting Gallery | Fine Art Photographs
Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2 in Amsterdam