Coming into Fashion A Century of Photography at Condé Nast

John Rawlings, American Vogue, March 1943 © 1943 Condé Nast

John Rawlings, American Vogue, March 1943 © 1943 Condé Nast

2016.4.23 SAT - 5.22 SUN

9:00 - 17:00 Closed on Mondays / Free admission

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex
(13 Okazaki Saishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)
Cooperated by
Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography


KYOTOGRAPHIE is an international photography festival held annually in Kyoto in spring, its most beautiful season. It presents outstanding photography solicited worldwide in iconic, traditional and contemporary architectural spaces throughout the city. CHANEL NEXUS HALL has participated in this festival since its inauguration in 2013, and held photo exhibitions as part of its program. In 2016, we are pleased to announce that the exhibition “Coming into Fashion – A Century of Photography at Condé Nast” that met with high acclaim in Ginza, Tokyo will be on show in Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex.

Fashion photography has been refined into an art form by eminent photographers and has come to be exhibited in the world’s most prestigious galleries and museums. Publishers also release new collections of outstanding photographs each year.

How did these photographers manage to forge such distinguished careers, and carve their names not only into fashion magazines but also into the history of photography itself? For many photographers over the last more than 100 years, it has been Condé Nast that launched their careers by publishing their work in their flagship magazine, VOGUE.

Featuring original prints and actual magazine pages selected from Condé Nast’s archives in New York, Paris, London and Milan, the collection includes prized works by Horst P. Horst, Erwin Blumenfeld, Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Tim Walker and numerous other prominent photographers whose works were published in Condé Nast magazines at the outset of their careers. In addition to the carefully selected works shown in Tokyo, almost full traveling exhibition will be shown at KYOTOGRAPHIE.