Last week the Colette in Paris was filled with 100 of Arthur Elgort’s photographs from his first exhibition in France. Elgort’s work can only be described as iconic and despite a 35 year career at Vogue, the photographer’s unique snapshot style remains unchanged. Titled Fashion, Jazz, Ballet, the show spans 40 years of work so we decided to reflect upon some of his most celebrated pieces from 1978-
1978. Self Portrait.
The black and white palate with a black border became one of Elgort’s reliable formats. Some of these dated monotone shots are priced at 2,500 euros in this French exhibition.
Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, NYC.
1991. Bring on the Bagpipes
A collaboration with Vogue’s creative director at the time, Grace Coddington.
1993, Kate Moss and the elephant Nepal.
Elgort was probably the most prominent photographer capturing Kate as her career took off in the mid ninties. This particular shot will be the centrepiece of the Collete exhibit.
2000, Mad Max.
Taken by the side of a salt lake in California, the picture features Elgort’s two young sons Warren and Ansel alongside Stella Tennant.
2011, In love with the city.
Karlie Kloss is captured in bright colour appearing for Vogue Japan.
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