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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Photograph

20th century (made)

B&W photo, man and woman dressed depicting religious figures similar to Jesus and Mary seated at a table in front of an alter
read 100 years of fashion photography
object details
Object Type
Brief Description
Photograph by Gian Paolo Barbieri, Fashion by Valentino ( Unpublished fashion study for Italian Vogue), gelatin silver print, 1977
Physical Description
B&W photo, man and woman dressed depicting religious figures similar to Jesus and Mary seated at a table in front of an alter
Dimensions
  • Image height: 49.6cm
  • Image width: 35.9cm
  • Paper height: 595mm
  • Paper width: 495mm
Gallery Label
‘Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography’, 2014. Label text: Gian Paolo Barbieri (b.1938) Fashion by Valentino Unpublished fashion study for Italian Vogue, 1977 Since its launch in 1964, Italian Vogue has published strikingly provocative fashion photographs. In this image, fashion and religion collide. Models dressed like religious figures inhabit an interior containing sacred objects including a Jewish seven-branched menorah. Barbieri often evokes historic artworks, in this case Renaissance painting. Gelatin silver print Given by Gian Paolo Barbieri Museum no. PH.172-1986 (07 03 2014)
Collection
Accession Number
PH.172-1986

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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