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FIDM MUSEUM....."Capturing The Catwalk" Exhibition Honoring Famed Catwalk Photographer Michel Arnaud

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Supermodel Heaven--Entrance of the "Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive" Exhibition, FIDM Museum
Photo courtesy of FIDM/Alex J. Berliner ABImages

Last week, David and I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the NEWEST exhibition at FIDM Museum: "Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from Michel Arnaud Archive".

Michel Arnaud, Opening Night Party at FIDM Museum's of "Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Anaud Archive" Exhibition
Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

The  exhibition salutes fashion runway photographer Michel Arnaud, whose work for Harper's Bazaar and British Vogue spans the 1970s-1990s and is the first exhibition exploring his wonderful work...

Supermodel Fan--Nick Verreos at the "Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from teh Michel Anaud Archive" Opening Night Party, FIDM Museum 

 David Paul and Nick Verreos--"Capturing the Catwalk: Runway photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive" Opening Night Party, FIDM Museum

I was beside myself in realizing that I was FINALLY meeting the person behind the lens of these fashion runway photos that were VERY INSPIRATIONAL to me as an aspiring Fashion Designer and Fashion Student at FIDM and I told him so when I got the chance to meet him at the Exhibition. I have a feeling I might have come off as maybe a bit too much of a fan since he was--needless to say--taken aback somewhat by by effusiveness:

Big Fan--Nick Verreos and Michel Arnaud at the FIDM Museum's "Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive" Exhibition
Photos courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

Alongside the iconic catwalk photos of Michel Arnaud featuring Supermodels Christy Turlington, Yazmeen Ghauri, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and many more, the exhibition also features FIDM Museum Collection garments and accessories from Chanel, Versace, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and many more--to go along with the runway photographs: The ACTUAL GARMENTS next to the photos...

Rock & Roll Red--Versace Fall/Winter 1994/1995 Moto Jacket Suit and Michel Arnaud Photo of Naomi Campbell (in outfit) on the runway "Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive" Exhibition FIDM Museum

Corduroy Chic--Perry Ellis by Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 1988/1989 outfit and Michel Arnaud Photo of Cindy Crawford--"Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive" Exhibition FIDM Museum

Flora & Fauna Sequins--Versace sequined bustier and accompanying photo of model Yazmeen Ghauri from Michel Arnaud"Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive" Exhibition FIDM Museum

Grand Coat--Issey Miyake coat and accompanying Michel Arnaud catwalk photo"Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive" Exhibition FIDM Museum

Highlights were many but besides seeing these iconic catwalk photos of 80s/90's Supermodels I ADORED (YAZMEEN!!)...there is actual HAUTE COUTURE on display, including a beautiful Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Fall/Winter 1979/1980 black-and-yellow silk satin cocktail dress, as well as a red Christian Dior Haute Couture gown from the Gianfranco Ferre years. This Dior gown is from the Fall/Winter 1989/1990 Collection, and was ordered and worn by the one-and-only socialite/philanthropist and Haute Couture client Betsy Bloomingdale. Seeing those two garments--and corresponding Arnaud catwalk photos--made the Exhibition a MUST-SEE for me!

Couture Beauty--Gianfranco Ferre for Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 1989/1990--"Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive" Exhibition                                                                            FIDM Museum
                                        Top photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

FIDM Vice President of Education and FIDM Museum Director Barbara Bundy (L) and Photographer Michel Arnaud (R) at the Opening Night Party of FIDM Museum's "Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from Michel Arnaud Archive" Exhibition
Photo courtesy of FIDM/Alex J. Berliner ABImages

Marcia and Michel--Actor Marcia Gay Harden and Photographer Michel Arnaud taking a selfie at the  FIDM Museum "Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive" Exhibition
 Photo courtesy of FIDM/Alex J. Berliner ABImages

L.A. Designer Legends--Kevan Hall and his wife Debbie--Opening Night Party of FIDM Museum's "Capturing the Catwalk: Rnway Photography from Michel Arnaud Archive"
Photo courtesy of FIDM/Alex J. Berliner ABImages

Lights, Camera, Runway--"Capturing the Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive", FIDM Museum
Photos courtesy of FIDM/Alex J. Berliner ABImages

WHAT: "Capturing The Catwalk: Runway Photography from the Michel Arnaud Archive"                     Exhibition

WHERE: FIDM Museum
                  FIDM 919 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles California 90015 Downtown L.A.
                  Street Level

WHEN: Exhibition runs Thursday May 24th-Saturday July 7, 2018

COST: FREE!

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