DATE: April 20, 2010
For a show inspired by the German photographer and
collector F. C. Gundlach's book of the same name, the gallery pulls
pictures from its vast inventory that question the conventional
definition of a fashion photograph.
Here, it's broad enough to include a 1922 news
photo of Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel looking sporty in newsboy caps,
Brassaï's 1932 image of a chic lesbian couple, and Bruce Davidson's shot
of a man selling Muhammad Speaks in 1962. Seen alongside some great
fashion shots by Avedon, Penn, Steichen, and Gundlach himself, these
images of personal style help open up a genre that's always been far
more various than it gets credit for.
Read the complete review in The New Yorker.