Givenchy Hat C, by Frank Horvat
$8,750 or Best Offer
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Following WWII, Mid Century fashion saw the return of couture and a demand for elegance. Fashion magazines and their photographers became all the rage. Avedon, Beaton, Penn, Klein and Horvat competed on the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Jardin des Modes, as Mid Century glamour established a stunning hold on culture and lifestyle.
Working for the French fashion magazine, Jardins des Modes, fashion photographer, Frank Horvat (born 1928-), used the tools of reportage to create photographs that melded realism with artifice. Givenchy Hat C, taken at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, is a carefully composed image in which Horvat strikes a balance between French couture style and humor. It brought him immediate recognition, and remains a high-demand Mid-Mod fashion photograph today among collectors.
As Givenchy Hat C is a true photograph (not digital), it belongs to an increasingly rarified body of art. This piece is in excellent gallery condition. It is gelatin silver, edition 20/30, and is signed by Horvat. A high-demand image, it is difficult to find at this size. The actual photograph is 14.5" x 21.5". The dimensions below include the frame. It is framed with museum-quality AR glass and materials, and hangs in a climate and light-controlled space. Authentication papers transfer with purchase.
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