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Fashion Photography from the 1990s — curated by Claudia Schiffer
Claudia Schiffer offers a unique perspective on the decade that changed fashion forever, as a curator of 'Fashion Photography from the 1990s' at Kunstpalast Düsseldorf.
Late summer / autumn 2021
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Supermodel and global fashion icon, Claudia Schiffer, takes Kunstpalast visitors on a personal journey through the fashion industry of the 1990s. In her first curated exhibition, Schiffer brings together legendary fashion photographers, designers, editors and supermodels, whose energy and vision, like her own, captivated and shaped the decade.
Approximately 120 exhibits draw upon a diverse panorama of the various aspects, characters, and places that were important in the fashion world of the time and the broader cultural sphere. Schiffer balances major photographic works, which continue to inspire and influence today’s artists and designers, with unseen and intimate material. Moving image, music and memorabilia from her private archive will reflect the dynamism and change of the era, allowing visitors to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of legendary fashion shows and afterparties.
The exhibition provides insights into a diverse world of images: the extravaganza of Arthur Elgort’s oeuvre is shown next to Corinne Day’s intimate and immediate style. Ellen von Unwerth’s sense of humour and exuberant play with sexiness, meet the sculptural and perfectly composed works by Herb Ritts. The provocative photos by Juergen Teller contrast with Karl Lagerfeld’s elegant and timeless images. Many more iconic photographers are featured in the show. Furthermore, the exhibition showcases the richness and variety of fashion media. From the billboard to the perfectly framed print, magazine pages or Polaroids, visitors will encounter images in every possible form.
ABOUT CLAUDIA SCHIFFER
Claudia Schiffer was born in Rheinberg, Germany in 1970. She was first discovered in 1987 by a model agent in Checker’s Dusseldorf nightclub and is one of the original and most in-demand Supermodels of all time. She has featured on the cover of over 1000 globally renowned titles and has been an inspiration to a myriad of designers, in a career that spans more than 30 years. She has also been the subject of the most renowned photography of our time and taken some of the most cutting-edge fashion down the catwalk.
Photo: Ellen von Unwerth, Claudia Schiffer, Guess Campaign 1990
Photo: Lucie McCullin
Photo: Lucie McCullin