Ellen von Unwerth and Melvin Sokolsky are two of the most famed fashion photographers in the world, and couldn't be more different: von Unwerth shot all the early Guess campaigns with Claudia Schiffer; she's known for sex kitten scenarios and a bit of post-modern savagry in her fashion spreads. She's done album covers, magazine stories, covers, and it goes on and on.
Melvin Sokolsky is a legend: he shot the famed "bubble photos" of a fashion model showing her elegant Parisian outfits on the Seine -- inside of bubbles -- in the 1950's. Of course, there were no computers then, no Photoshop - Sokolsky actually built those bubbles! But it created a place for him in the annals of fashion photography forever.
This week, on Thursday, Oct. 20, the Fahey Klein Gallery at 148 N. La Brea Avenue, will have a double opening for the two disparate and major photogs, each with a new book of work they'll be showing the work of -- and signing books.
The double show will run until Nov. 26. But we're definitely going to that opening! We can't even imagine how cool, well-dressed and interesting that crowd is going to be!!!
This caps a major week of fashion influx to Hollywood, as a horde of major British designers are headed this way to show their spring collection for the London Show Room project.