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Strike a pose: Claudia Schiffer curating exhibit of '90s fashion photography

Strike a pose: Claudia Schiffer curating exhibit of '90s fashion photography

German supermodel Claudia Schiffer will take visitors of Düsseldorf’s Kunstpalast museum on a personal journey through the fashion industry in the forthcoming exhibition “Fashion Photography From the 1990s”.

For her first curated exhibit, Schiffer will bring together some 120 exhibits that draw upon different aspects, people and places pivotal to the fashion industry during that rollicking period.

The show will include iconic fashion photography from legends Juergen Teller, Karl Lagerfeld, Herb Ritts, Corinne Day, Arthur Elgort and Ellen von Unwerth, some of whom Schiffer collaborated with during her 30-year career.

“Fashion Photography From the 1990s” will also showcase the richness and variety of fashion media through a variety of billboards, framed prints, magazine pages and Polaroids.

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Im Frühling 2021 kuratiert keine Geringere als Claudia Schiffer, Fashion-Insiderin und Mode-Ikone, erstmals eine Ausstellung zusammen mit dem Kunstpalast. 😍 In der Ausstellung nimmt das Supermodel die Besucherinnen und Besucher mit auf eine persönliche Zeitreise in die schillernde Modewelt der 90er Jahre. Es erwartet uns ein Panorama von rund 120 Ausstellungsobjekten, die für die Modewelt und Kulturlandschaft dieses Jahrzehnts von Bedeutung waren. Mit Bewegtbild, Musik und Erinnerungsstücken aus dem persönlichen Archiv lässt Schiffer die Dekade wieder auferstehen und ermöglicht uns einen Blick hinter die Kulissen legendärer Modeschauen und Fashion-Partys! 🥳 Wir freuen uns sehr auf die spannende Zusammenarbeit und eine tolle Ausstellung! „Modefotografie der 90er – kuratiert von Claudia Schiffer“ 4. März bis 13. Juni 2021, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf – In spring 2021 none other than Claudia Schiffer, supermodel and global fashion icon, will curate an exhibition together with the Kunstpalast for the first time. 😍 In the exhibition the supermodel takes visitors on a personal journey through the glittering fashion world of the 1990s. A panorama of around 120 exhibits that were important for the fashion world of the time and broader cultural sphere, awaits us. With moving images, music and memorabilia from her personal archive, Schiffer revives the decade and gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of legendary fashion shows 🥳 We are very much looking forward to the exciting collaboration and a great exhibition! "Fashion Photography from the 90s – curated by Claudia Schiffer" March 4 to June 13, 2021, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf #modefotografiekunstpalast #claudiaschifferkunstpalast #kunstpalast #kunstpalastdüsseldorf #ausstellung #düsseldorf #ehrenhof #modefotografie #modeder90er #90er #nineties #fashion #fashionphotography #photography #exhibition @claudiaschiffer @arthurelgort @corinnedayofficial @ellenvonunwerth @herbritts @juergenteller_studio @karllagerfeld 📷 Lucie McCullin

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Moving images, music and never-before-seen memorabilia from the supermodel’s own private archive will also be featured in the exhibition, allowing visitors to catch a glimpse behind the scenes of legendary fashion shows and afterparties of that decade.

“The ’80s was when I fell in love with fashion, but the ’90s was when I learnt what fashion really was. It was an intense and amazing time that had not been seen before, when shoots lasted for days and fashion was front-page news for weeks. Myself and the other supermodels lived and breathed it and for the first time we realized together, we had the power to make change,” Schiffer said in a statement.

“Fashion Photography From the 1990s” will be on view from March 4 through June 13, 2021 at the Kunstpalast museum in Düsseldorf, where Schiffer was notably discovered by a modeling agent at the local nightclub Checker’s in 1987.

“I am delighted that we have been able to get Claudia Schiffer to curate an exhibition about the fashion world of the ’90s,” Felix Krämer, general director of the Kunstpalast, noted. “With this show, Germany’s most successful model – whose career began in Düsseldorf – will reflect in a very personal way an era that set standards to this day.” CC