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Retrospective: The Fashion Snapshot by Arhur Elgort

By FashionUnited

10 Feb 2015


American fashion photographer Arthur Elgort, the grandfather of the Fashion Snapshot, is the subject of a new retrospective.

After last year's launch of his monograph Arthur Elgort: The Big Picture, his book comes to life in Milan this month, with an exhibition celebrating 50 years of work at the Gallery Carla Sozzani from

Born in 1940, Arthur Elgort has frequently worked with Conde Nast, publishing his first cover for Vogue Paris the early 1990s. The exhibition also features the original photos from his campaigns for the big couture houses such as Chanel, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent.

The New York-based photographer created a new photographic style known as the 'snapshot,' a spontaneous photo that captured the moment, characterized by a naturally lit environment and models in minimal make-up.

Elgort was known for taking to the streets of New York to shoot models like Christy Turlington, Kate Moss, Patti Hansen, Linda Evangelista and, more recently, Karlie Kloss. Vintage fashion photography not to miss.

The exhibition runs until April 6th at Gallery Carla Sozzani.