The Mark Shaw Exhibition will shake up the summer in Paris! The exhibition is dedicated to what Mark Shaw is famous for: photographs from the 1950s taken at the decade’s best fashion shows; Balmain, Dior, and Balenciaga. It’s a chance to check out his most famous photographs during this particular era.
The exhibition opens the first week of July just in time for Paris Haute Couture Week and also celebrates Dior’s 70th anniversary.
“The Mark Shaw Exhibition Represents a World of High Fashion.”
Famous across the globe, Mark Shore is known for his extraordinary work for popular magazines such as Harper’s Bazar and Mademoiselle. The magazines displayed his extraordinary skills in photography. From 1921-1969, Mark Shaw was the first photographer to use color in fashion show photography. Due to his passion, he expanded his practice into the cinematic world. There, he received numerous awards for his work in the 1960s.
Mark Shaw’s career began in 1946 at Harper’s Bazar and he later began shooting for Mademoiselle. In 1952, Shaw officially embraced his career. In the 16 years following that, he successfully shot 27 covers and more than 100 editorials, and by 1965, due to his hard work and dedication, Shaw became a successful film director. He filmed television commercials and also worked as a photographic consultant.
The exhibition consists of more than 50 photographs, both color and black and white, one film, and even a sewing salon recreated for the occasion. So, don’t forget to relive the history of Parisian fashion through Mark Shaw’s eyes.
When: July 7th – September 3rd 2017. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 7pm and 10am to 9pm on Thursdays.
Where: Galerie MR14, 14 Rue Portefoin 75003.