Avis Newcomb in Bruyere—Bonwit Teller
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (24.1 × 19.1 cm)
sheet: 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Fashion: Brown Fur Is a Smart Evening Accent on Dead-White," Vogue, January 15, 1931.
Credit Line: Gift of Margo Allman, 2013
About: A noted modern artist, as well as a commercial photographer, Steichen often incorporated bold, geometric elements into his fashion photographs, giving them a modern flair. Here, he contrasts a stark, black-and-white striped background, with a flowing silk gown with fur cuffs. Edward Hopper created a similar contrast in his painting Summertime, on view in the neighboring gallery.
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