Edward Steichen was one of the 20th century’s leading fashion photographers, helping to revolutionise the function of photography and elevating it to the highest levels of artistic expression. Luxembourgian-born American photographer highly regarded as one of the pioneers of fashion photography. From around 1910, he experimented with photography and fashion at first on a dare, but soon refined it to an art form.
For 15 years starting in 1928, he worked as the official photographer of the fashion and high society Conde Nast publications Vogue and Vanity Fair. Although Steichen worked mainly with models for his advertising and editorial work, he photographed many celebrities and Hollywood personalities in his time. His time with Conde Nast produced over 2,000 prints.