France, Paris, 2007, Haute Coutour

Martin Parr’s photograph of Parisian haute couture captures the catwalk in an unusual and intimate way. Parr draws our attention to the well heeled crowd at a fashion show, often dressed just as spectacularly as those centre-stage, and often with their own rivalries and competition. The images of haute couture in Paris have become an iconic identifier of the high-end fashion forward city, which has also been documented in this series by A. Abbas.

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.

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