Fashion Talk: Steichen’s Iconic Images


Saturday, January 27, 2024

1:30–2:30pm Where

Galleries, Greene Education Center


Adults, Teens

Admission Purchase general admission

In this illustrated talk, fashion historian Stéphane Houy-Towner delves into the genesis of Edward Steichen’s creative vision, as expressed in the murals on view at the HRM, focusing on the artist’s iconic fashion photography that reflected the aesthetic of his times. Following the talk, see Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers and discuss how the compositions combine the aesthetics of Symbolism and Art Nouveau, while anticipating the Art Deco style.

Simultaneous ASL interpretation by Certified Sign Language Interpreter Nancy Kaplan, M.A., C.I.

Curator, consultant, and lecturer Stéphane Houy-Towner spent fourteen years as a special projects researcher at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s world renowned Costume Institute and has worked with some of the world’s leading cultural institutions, collaborating on innovative projects with fashion labels, filmmakers, and museums.


Support provided by Art Bridges.