Striking a pose for changing fashions

1960s fashion snapper Peter Knapp changed fashion photography, as a new exhibition reveals

An exhibition of the works of one of the most revolutionary fashion photographers of his time, Peter Knapp, is on show at the Cité de la Mode et du Design in Paris up until June 10.

He was working at a time when fashion was beginning to reflect what was happening on the street, rather than solely in the rarefied atmosphere of the haute couturiers where their designs were destined for the very rich.

Rita Scherrer photographed for Elle in Paris, 1969

Peter Knapp’s images reflect the feeling of emancipation, daring and creativity at that period, the two decades spanning 1960–1970. His images are full ...

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