Mode-Montage Épreuve gélatino-argentique, tirage d’époque.
Collection Helaine et Yorick Blumenfeld.
Courtesy of Modernism Inc., San Francisco.
© The Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld

Course & Conference

Fashioning Femininity: Fashion, Photography and Commodity Culture

Workshop directed by Abigail Solomon-Godeau (in French)

Le 18 January 2014

Jeu de Paume Paris

In relation with the exhibition “Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969). Photographs, drawings and photomontages”, the Jeu de Paume organised a one-day workshop “Façonner la féminité : la mode, la photographie et la société de consommation“ [“Fashioning Femininity: Fashion, Photography and Commodity Culture”], directed by Abigail Solomon-Godeau, art historian and critic (in French).

How has photographic representation in print media helped fashion the “New Woman” of twentieth-century modernity? Insofar as photography plays a crucial role in democratizing fashion, refiguring the erotic, and reinforcing the links between fetishism, fashion, and commodity culture, the central purpose of this workshop is to examine the complex links between photographic depiction and the cultural and sexual imagination.

> Saturday 18 January 2014, 11am–6pm. 5.50 euros; free on presentation of exhibition ticket on a first-come, first‑served basis.