September 28, 2023


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The Selects Gallery – Par Excellence : Chic : Capturing that ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ in Photography

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The Selects Gallery offers an exhibition in collaboration with Par Excellence, the luxury artisan showroom devoted to French craftsmanship. Entitled “Chic: Capturing that ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ in Photography”, the exhibition creates a world centered all around the glamour, sexiness, flexibility, and creative imagination of couture manner and editorial photography. The curation celebrates French design and style, reimagined by global vogue photographers.

The exhibition options renowned vogue photographers Terry O’Neill, Jacques Olivar, Kenneth Willardt, and Sylvie Castioni, along with up-and-coming Nigerian photographer Adebayo Jolaoso, with photos of supermodels Esther Cañadas, Doutzen Kroes, and the legendary Brigitte Bardot.

Terry O’Neill is just one of the most celebrated and gathered style photographers, very best recognized for his get the job done capturing youth society in the 1960’s. In photographing the rise of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and Brigitte Bardot, amid several other people, O’Neill outlined celeb and established a visual language for the representation of icons.

French photographer Jacques Olivar is recognised for his classy, narrative-pushed pictures getting formalistic cues from classic movie, Olivar imbues his styles with a feeling of character and mystery. Vogue is a critical ingredient in his get the job done, as he produces the planet of the impression around the dresses, letting them make the sense of character and secret.

French photographer Sylvie Castioni is known for her intimate portraits of feminine designs, which goal to connect to the subject’s sacred femininity and soul. Her images produce a world of vogue and couture which is centered close to ladies embracing their innate femininity and energy.

Danish photographer Kenneth Willardt, a big contributor at Harper’s Bazaar US, is a adaptable trend photographer, identified for his attractiveness visuals as properly as his very editorial style portraits. Marked by a blend of precision and joyful spontaneity, his present day aesthetic is extremely emblematic of present-day fashion images.

Nigerian photographer Adebayo Jolaoso brings together the classic trend images imagery he was elevated viewing in journals with a modern Nigerian eye. As a result of his complex, sophisticated, and imaginative images, he embraces varied varieties of self-expression and celebrates the diversity and elegance of Nigerian products.


The exhibition is the initially images exhibition to be hosted in the room following the renovation by interior designer Thomas Pheasant.

Stylish: Capturing that ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ in Pictures
From March 30th to June 29th, 2023
Par Excellence Showroom
344 Bowery, 5th Flooring, NOHO
New York, NY 10012
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
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