Richard Avedon @ the MFA

I took a break from packing this weekend to see the new exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Avedon Fashion: 1944-2000 (running through January 17). Richard Avedon was a fashion photographer who worked for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, to name a couple.

The bulk of the exhibit features shots from the 1960s, so in addition to the amazing photographs, I really enjoyed the 60s fashion.  The curators did a great job with the exhibition design, with basic white and dark gray walls to complement the black and white photos.

Here's one of my favorite photos from the exhibit. I love how the elephants are pulling up on their chains like they're trying to escape. Plus that Dior dress is amazing.

Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Paris (1955)


  1. That is a fantastic shot with the elephants. I was 1 at the time, so I missed it the first time around.

  2. I'm going to have to check this exhibit out. The elephant photo is one of my favorites.


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