“Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast,” on view at UCCA from 20 January through 5 March 2017, offers a comprehensive survey of the century-long history of fashion photography as pictured and written by Condé Nast. Occupying the Central Gallery, the Nave and the Long Gallery, the exhibition draws together 170 prints by more than 80 iconic photographers including Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, and Mario Testino, marking the public presentation of many of these works for the first time since their publication. It also includes more than 100 original magazines, illustrating how some of the images first circulated. These rare materials were selected from the Condé Nast archives in New York City, Paris, Milan and London. First launched in 2012, “Coming into Fashion” has since traveled to institutions in twelve cities including Berlin, Milan, Edinburgh, Paris, Moscow, Mexico City, Montreal, Tokyo and Taipei.
“Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast” is organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP), an independent, non-profit curatorial organization with offices in Minneapolis, New York, Paris, and Lausanne. Curated by art historian Nathalie Herschdorfer, the exhibition is presented in association with Vogue China.