Style captured on film

The 7th Fashion and Style in Photography festival kicks off in Moscow on Tuesday March 15. The Multimedia Art Museum is once again bringing several displays to the capital showcasing works by iconic photo artists.

After six years of its successful work in the capital, Fashion and Style in Photography has become one of the not-to-be-missed events. This is the 7th time the former Moscow House of Photography under its unchallenged director Olga Sviblova is bringing a number of thematic displays that show style and fashion in faces – legendary photographers, rock stars, fashion designers, movie stars, artists and other famous people.

The Mick Jagger display will unveil 70 portraits of The Rolling Stones frontman taken in various times by such stars of photoart as Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, Anton Corbijn and Peter Lindbergh.

For the very first time Russians will see a personal display by world-acclaimed fashion photographer Juergen Teller. Some 40 prints including his famous photograph of naked actress Helen Mirren in a bath and one of the last portraits of Yves Saint Laurent taken shortly before the designer passed away. Each photograph of the display is accompanied with the author’s detailed commentary.  

Moscow’s Manezh Central Exhibition Hall will see the display of David McDermott and Peter McGough, the two famous American dandies and huge lovers of the Victorian style. These two contemporary artists are known for using alternative historical processes in their photography, particularly the 19th century techniques. The title proves this right: An Experience of Amusing Chemistry.

Another display features Karl Lagerfeld’s work for the 2011 edition of the world-famous Pirelli annual calendar “for adults”. In November last year Moscow received the honor of hosting the official world premiere of the latest calendar. The photographs will be displayed at the Multimedia Art Museum.

Сambridge Jones Photography Foundation has brought to Moscow a display of a celebrity British portrait photographer Cambridge Jones. His subjects include several British prime ministers, Queen Elizabeth II, and well-known actors, such as Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino.

Many of this year’s displays will be dedicated to the Russia-Italy cross-cultural year. This section of the festival will see an exhibition of Italian realism Photographs of 1945-1975 from Paolo Morello’s collection; a display featuring stars of Italian cinema in the 1950s-1980s shot by Tazio Secchiaroli – the prototype behind the famous Paparazzi in Federiko Fellini’s “Dolce Vita”; and two displays by Roman photographer Marco Delogu.

An exhibition titled Private story. The collection of Cortoneo family will showcase works by several celebrity Italian photographers, such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mimmo Jodice, Antonio Biasucci, Silvio Wolf and others.

One more Italy-related display that was included in the festival’s program, Fellini.Grand-Parade, dedicated to one of the most influential directors of the 20th Century is still on at the Multimedia Art Museum.

All these will traditionally be displayed at the capital’s best exhibition venues. Moscow’s Multimedia Art Museum, GUM central shopping mall, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery, Glaz Gallery and several more galleries and display venue will host the exhibitions of the festival, that will run from March 15 through May 15.

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