Bettina Graziani to be celebrated in exhibition in Milan

Bettina at Van Cleef & Arpels, Place Vendome, 1953. Photo by Jean-Philippe Charbonnier

Galleria Carla Sozzani will pay hommage to French fashion model Bettina Graziani with a photography exhibition in Milan.

The upcoming exhibition traces Bettina's career through more than a hundred images signed by the greatest photographers of the time: Erwin Blumenfeld, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, Jean Chevalier, Henry Clarke, Robert Doisneau, Martin Dutkovitch, Nat Farbman, Milton Green, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn, Willy Rizzo, Emile Savitry, Maurice Zalewski.

Recognized as a great Muse to the designers of the 40's and 50's, Bettina would become one ofthe most photographed women in the mid 20th century world of fashion. Muse to Jacques Fath, Bettina was a privileged witness of the years of the dazzling world of postwarcouture in France then being created by Jacques Costet, Lucien Lelong, Hubert de Givenchy,Christian Dior and Coco Chanel.

The “Bettina” exhibition will run from September 16th to November 2nd, 2014 at the Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan.

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