William Klein came to fashion photography by chance and turned the industry upside down. Klein’s unconventional and collaborative approach working with models led to striking images that cemented his influence and impact on Vogue, the fashion scene in Paris, and beyond. Ahead of New York Fashion Week, join ICP for a special conversation on Klein’s work in fashion with David Campany, curator of William Klein: YES; Vince Aletti, critic and writer; Alexis Romano, fashion scholar and author of Prêt–a-Porter, Paris and Women: A Cultural Study of French Readymade Fashion, 1945-68 (Bloomsbury, 2022); and Laird Borrelli-Persson, Senior Archive Editor at Vogue.com.
This program is being offered both in person at ICP, located on NYC's Lower East Side, and online. Tickets to attend the conversation during ICP’s Pay by Donation Thursday Late Night Hours are $5. In-person tickets include museum access. In person and online tickets are not interchangeable.
Stay after the conversation to explore ICP’s galleries until 9 PM during Late Night ICP. William Klein: YES; Photographs, Paintings, and Films, 1948-2013 is on view through September 12, 2022.
David Campany is a curator, writer, Curator at Large at the International Center of Photography, New York. His books include On Photographs (2020), A Handful of Dust (2015), Art and Photography (2003), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2011), Walker Evans: The Magazine Work (2014), and Photography and Cinema (2008). He is the curator of William Klein: YES; Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948–2013 at ICP.
Vince Aletti reviews photography books and exhibitions for the Photo Booth feature on the New Yorker's website. Previously, Aletti was the art editor of the Village Voice from 1994 to 2005 and the paper’s photo critic for twenty years. In 2005, he won the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for writing. From 2005 to 2016, he reviewed photography exhibitions for the New Yorker's print edition. In 2009, he was one of the curators of ICP's "Year of Fashion," including the exhibition and catalog for Avedon Fashion 1944-2000. In 2019, he published Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines.
Dr. Alexis Romano is a writer, editor and educator within the fashion industry and visual culture. Her work explores 20th-century fashion, photography, women's history, and everyday and subjective aspects of dress with the aim of broadening fashion authorship (and access) and challenging design hierarchies. Her book Prêt-à-Porter, Paris and Women: A Cultural Study of French Readymade Fashion, 1945-68 (Bloomsbury) was published in 2022. Alexis teaches at Parsons School of Design and is US Editor of WeAr Global Magazine. She co-founded the Fashion Research Network (FRN) in 2013, a platform connecting the global community of interdisciplinary fashion researchers. She was 2020-21 Curatorial Fellow at the Costume Institute (Metropolitan Museum of Art).
Laird Borrelli-Persson is the Senior Archive Editor at Vogue.com. She has a MA in Museum Studies and Fashion History from FIT and is the author of several books.
Important Program Information
This program is being offered both in person at ICP, located on NYC's Lower East Side, and online. Tickets to attend the conversation during Late Night ICP (ICP's pay-by-donation Thursday evenings) are $5. In-person tickets include museum access. In person and online tickets are not interchangeable.
Currently, ICP requests that all visitors aged two and older wear a mask while on the premises. While proof of vaccination is no longer required in the galleries, events taking place in the ICP library currently require proof of vaccination in order to attend and mask use is required; please review your tickets closely for up-to-date requirements. ICP requires visitors to this program to show proof of vaccination at the front desk.