Category Archives: Fashion

Shutterstock Repeats Met Gala Photo Coverage

Shutterstock, a leading global agency for stock imagery and music, will repeat their photo coverage at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit, more popularly known as The Met Gala.

According to Ben Pfeifer, Shutterstock’s SVP of Editorial, it will be the agency’s most recent example of how they are growing their editorial presence at major global events. The May 1st 2017 event in New York City is one of the most anticipated on the international fashion industry’s calendar. Photography from the 2017 Met Gala evening will be for license exclusively through Shutterstock, beginning with the red carpet arrivals and continuing through attendees’ departures later in the night.

In October 2016, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the new theme for 2017’s Met Gala as “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons.” Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer known for her so-called anti-fashion that challenges fashion and beauty conventions. She is the founder of Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market. The Costume Institute celebrates the theme as an exhibition called “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of The In-Between”, showing at The Met from May 4 through September 4, 2017. According to Vogue, this will also be the first monograph show at The Met to focus on a living designer since 1983 when work by Yves Saint Laurent was exhibited at the venue.

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Herb Ritts : The Rock Portraits

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland Ohio USA

Herb Ritts : The Rock Portraits exhibit opened at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 3 2015.

The exhibit, which runs right through 2015, features 30 previously unseen photographs and much more, including contact sheets with Ritts’ red-pencil markings. The late photographer shot some of the biggest names in the music industry: images of Madonna, David Bowie and numerous others will be amongst those on show in this 2015 exhibit debuting iconic photographs in rock history. It is presented in collaboration with the Herb Ritts Foundation.

In addition to this event, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston will show a new exhibition of Herb Ritts’ fashion photography work at its Herb Ritts and Clementine Brown galleries, from March 14 to November 8, 2015. According to the museum, The Ritts Foundation has given them a print of every image in the “Herb Ritts: WORK” retrospective put on at the MFA in 1996, which proved one of its most popular in its history. If you like the idea of supermodels in bold, sensual black and white, this is the one for you.

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