“Femininities — Guy Bourdin” at Chloé

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Last few days to visit “Feminities – Guy Bourdin”, at the newly-opened pastel-toned Chloé exhibition space. Located at 28 rue de la Baume, 75008, it is set to host a year-round programme of cultural events and exhibitions.

Cecil Beaton, legendary photographer, considered Guy Bourdin as “the most interesting fashion photographer in Paris”. The remarkable exhibition presented by Chloé, features a strong selection of iconic shots depicting women in various roles. Hence the plural of the word Feminities in the title of the show, and the celebration of the many ways to be a woman by the brand.

At the opening of the show, Judith Clark, curator of this inaugural exhibition and of Chloé Attitudes presented at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2012), reminded the public that the fashion house, founded by Gaby Aghion back in 1952, has always had a special relationship with the French photographer. Models provocatively staged by Bourdin in the glossy pages of Vogue Paris, often wore Chloé, a preferred label for the photographer. Obsessed with the composition of his shots often drawing from ideas of sexuality and desire, Guy Bourdin always refused to publish his images in any other magazines than Vogue.

Image: Copyright Romain Laprade