This photograph by Abbas was taken in France at the Ungaro fashion show in Paris in 1986 of the haute couture collections. It frames the catwalk in a striking way which gives insight into the ‘behind the scenes’ of haute couture fashion. Rather than foregrounding the garments, other catwalk elements – the gait of the model, the stance of the fashion photographer, the shoe – take centre stage.
The Magnum at 70, Series 2 – Paris Collection is the second in a series of collections showcasing and celebrating the work of members of the renowned artists’ cooperative, Magnum Photos. The photographic and video works are released on Sedition as curated selections of digital editions as part of a yearlong partnership with Magnum Photos throughout 2017. The Magnum at 70 partnership celebrates 70 years of Magnum Photos by revisiting iconic, era-defining photographic works from the past seven decades and looking ahead to the digital future of photography.