Exhibition Review: Selling Dreams – One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography

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In describing his work as a fashion photographer for Vogue, Irving Penn gave the above quote as a response. In doing so he major to capture the growing trend of aspirational fashion; of going beyond simply presenting a picture of a garment to actually inspiring a feeling or thought in the viewer. It is this notion that is being represented in the exhibition Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography, organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and now showing at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

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