The Detroit Institute of Arts is holding an exhibition of Richard Avedon’s (1923-2004) fashion photographs of over 200 images taken over 50 years. All the photographs; famous and lesser known prints (many are vintage prints) are from the Avedon estate. Avedon’s iconic work has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and later in his life, The New Yorker. Avedon encouraged his models to dance before the camera – moving spontaneously rather than standing like mannequins. The exhibition is currently at the DIA and runs through January 17, 2010. You can get information here.
Pic: German model Veruschka in a dress by Kimberly, 1967. (Richard Avedon)