“What you really see in these images is me.” Simple and direct, photographer Steven Meisel summed up the content of the exhibition, which opens on Saturday, in Battery dock in the port of A Coruña. He said this in a recent interview with Vogue magazinewhere he reviewed his career. At that, 1993 was a key year. That is why it gives its name to the exhibition it organizes MOP Foundation, headed Martha OrtegaAnd the also president Inditex. 1993, A Year in Pictures, reviews the year in which Meisel collaborated closely Vogue magazinea magazine for which he made 28 covers and 100 Fashion editorials.
“His immense talent and inexhaustible creative abilities ” they transformed him, according to Ortega,” in one of the finest photographers of his generation & rdquor;. Thus, Founder’s daughter Inditex He wanted to bring part of his work to A Coruña, in the same place where he had opened a gallery a year earlier Peter Lindbergh, Thus returning the city to the capital of fashion. Stephen has a gift. Steven He is much more than a great photographer. He is a visionary, a perfectionist, a true lover of fashion and beauty in all its forms, of which the Chairman writes MOP Foundation As an introduction to the exhibition, in which a special tour of institutions and agencies took place yesterday.
Inside you travel back to 1993 thanks to Target Maisel and a hundred photos. after the end of the previous year sexhis legendary collaboration with Madonnabegan another phase marked by the “explosion of creativity” The New Yorker, whose camera promoted many professions, especially those of Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Stella Tennant, and Christine McMenamy. It also broke the mold of male photography. At that time no one was photographing men. Do. “Watching him in action is experiencing an incredible emotional journey that transforms anyone who stands in front of his goal into the most beautiful version of himself,” he explains. Martha Ortega In the brochure of the exhibition, which will open to the public on Saturday. Carla Bruni, Hamish Bowles, Kyle MacLachlan, Claudia Schiffer, Guy Davidson, Barbra Streisand, Marlon Richards or Isabella Bleu Brought in front of the camera as the creator of some of the most iconic ad campaigns in the industry, with iconic images of Prada, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Zara.
Starting this weekend, anyone will have the opportunity, remember president InditexAnd the To be part of the group of “lucky ones” that they will be able to “spend some time before taking the great photos of Steven& rdquo;. The exhibition will be open every day until May 1, 2023. Admission is free and there will be guided tours. You’ll still have to wait a few hours to see the American photographer’s work, but some have already walked across battery base. In the morning it was the turn of the authorities and institutions with the delegate of the government in Galicia, José Menones; the mayor of A Coruña, Ines Rey; the President of the Regional Council, Valentin González Formoso; port chief, Martín Fernández Prado; Rector of the University of A Coruña, Julio Abalde; or the President of the Afundación, Miguel Ángel Escutet, Among other things.
Party on the sidewalk
At night it was the party. All day, friends Martha Ortega How Naomi Campbell – He walked through Lugo Square-, Eugenia Silva and your partner Alfonso de Bourbon also John Kortajarena They have already started uploading pics A Coruña They traveled last year to attend the opening of Untold Stories. So they repeat with Maiselas he does Benjamin Lindbergh, the son of a Polish photographer. Canadian fashion model Coco Rocha roaring through old wall and environment san carlos gardens, very close to NH Finisterre, Where most of the guests stayed, as well as supermodels such as Karen Elson, Irina Shayk, Karlie Kloss and Christy Turlington or designer John Galliano. Argentine model Matthew Bo He arrived in town the day before, so he had time to walk around Maria Beta And savor the local gastronomy. They didn’t miss the party either. Anna Sui, Lucy de la Falaise, and Marisa Berenson.
battery dock, Where the gallery is located, was the scene of a party decorated in black and silver, which, again, was full of details for the guests. Once inside, those present were able to pose on set for the photoshoot, as evidenced by the photos shared by the American model Amber Valletta. They all enjoyed a dinner, as attendees took Polaroid photos to immortalize the moment.