The charismatic Lillian Bassman, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 94, is one of the most important figures in the history of fashion photography, and Loewe honours her with a comprehensive overview of her work, you can get close to her wonderful portraits in black and white, full of movement and creativity. When fashion meant women squeezing themselves into rigid garments, Bassman took aim and portrayed them in more natural clothing that was almost like their own skin, and even showed the expression of their feelings. Hers was a singular work, which broke with rules of photography at the time.
Why see it? Not only is Bassman's photography pleasing to the eye in itself, but it's also interesting to see how fashion photography production has changed from her day. Now everything is much more spectacular, but via her photos you'll discover that with the media from 40 years ago things may have been simpler, but the results were more credible, more seductive than today.