Man Ray, Modèle dans une robe de Madeleine Vionnet dans une brouette d'Oscar Dominguez, photo
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Man Ray and Nina Hollein

Man Ray, Modèle dans une robe de Madeleine Vionnet dans une brouette d'Oscar Dominguez, photo, Fondazione Marconi, © Man Ray 2015 Trust / Adagp, Paris 2020

Wood and glitter, wheelbarrow and gown, a deep look, an empty space. As if you would compose many layers of transparent fabric on top of each other, the image oscillates. Parts and colors eventually shine through: Beauty, complexity, desire, a story. I love how it leaves us with no certainty. Like the artist himself, it can never be captured without being flexible and playful and starting over and over again. This attitude, for me, is exactly what fashion is about– and we' will need a lot of it for the time to come.

Nina Hollein, Fashion Designer

 

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Man Ray and Fashion
from 23 September to 17 January 2021