Paolo Roversi, Meg, Alaïa Dress, 1987.
Carla Sozzani, former editor-in-chief of the Italian Elle and Vogue magazines, has collected photographs for many years. Since 1990, she has also exhibited these works in her Milan gallery in close cooperation with numerous internationally renowned photographers – including Helmut Newton four times, "Ritratti di donna" in 1993, "Impressions, Polaroids" in 1996, "Us and them" in 1999, together with his wife June, aka Alice Springs, and "Yellow Press" in 2003.
Between Art & Fashion not only presents numerous icons, it also contains plenty of surprises. Following presentations in Paris (Gallery Azzedine Alaïa) and Switzerland (Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle), both curated by Fabrice Hergott, it is now being shown in an entirely new arrangement for the first time in Germany. Some of photographers are represented with only a single work, while for others there is a small group of photographs. The selection is naturally not about completeness, but authenticity and visualization, about the quality of autonomous and representative images – in this case thematically adapted to the specific exhibition venue.
(Photo © Paolo Roversi.)