Featuring striking couture images of renowned photographer Cathleen Naundorf’s work with Polaroid photography, Haute Couture represents a series of images produced over six years of the artist working with some of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers.
For the series, Naundorf captures scenes of models in exquisite haute couture pieces by Chanel, Dior, Gaultier, Lacroix, Elie Saab, Philip Treacy, and Valentino staged in lush and unexpected environments. Taken with a large-format camera, Naundorf’s distinctive technique is inspired by her mentor Horst P. Horst and marries instant film’s characteristic color with a play on shadow and light, yielding stunning, otherworldly images.
As a rising force in both the fashion and art worlds, Naundorf’s work provides a harmonious blend of fashion, fine art, and photography, and
offers a fresh take on the esteemed world of Haute Couture.
Selected photographs by Cathleen Naundorf from the Haute Couture
series will be exhibited on the occasion of the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York at the
Edwynn Houk Gallery from January 14th to February 27th, 2016.
An opening reception will be hosted for the artist on
Thursday, January 14th from 6pm-8pm.
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151