The exhibition represents a selection of the most beautiful and iconic photos that helped to shape how ‘French elegance’ is perceived today. Photographers of Elegance presents the history of fashion photography illustrating the radical changes of fashion trends in the first half of the 1900s, as well as an entertaining and nostalgic chronicle of the world of upper society during the interwar period. The photographs of the Séeberger brothers reported stories from real life. Beyond the fashion itself, they managed to capture the effervescence of upper class society and photograph the world of anonymous beauties such as bankers, designers, aristocrats and celebrities including Mistinguett, Joséphine Baker, Gabrielle Chanel, Arletty, the Dolly Sisters, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Rothschild, the Citroën family and more.
On the top of being a tribute to the Séeberger brothers’ work, this exhibition pays homage to fashion and elegance.