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The Selects Gallery – Par Excellence : Chic : Capturing that ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ in Photography

The Selects Gallery offers an exhibition in collaboration with Par Excellence, the luxurious artisan showroom dedicated to French craftsmanship. Entitled “Chic: Capturing that ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ in Photography”, the exhibition creates a world centered close to the glamour, sexiness, flexibility, and creativity of couture style and editorial photography. The curation celebrates French model, reimagined by global trend photographers.

The exhibition characteristics renowned fashion photographers Terry O’Neill, Jacques Olivar, Kenneth Willardt, and Sylvie Castioni, together with up-and-coming Nigerian photographer Adebayo Jolaoso, with photos of supermodels Esther Cañadas, Doutzen Kroes, and the legendary Brigitte Bardot.

Terry O’Neill is 1 of the most celebrated and gathered fashion photographers, greatest known for his work capturing youth society in the 1960’s. In photographing the increase of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and Brigitte Bardot, amongst numerous other individuals, O’Neill defined celeb and established a visible language for the illustration of icons.

French photographer Jacques Olivar is recognised for his elegant, narrative-pushed photographs getting formalistic cues from basic movie, Olivar imbues his types with a sense of character and thriller. Vogue is a critical component in his do the job, as he results in the world of the image around the apparel, allowing them create the perception of character and secret.

French photographer Sylvie Castioni is known for her intimate portraits of woman types, which aim to connect to the subject’s sacred femininity and soul. Her photographs produce a earth of manner and couture which is centered all-around gals embracing their innate femininity and ability.

Danish photographer Kenneth Willardt, a significant contributor at Harper’s Bazaar US, is a functional style photographer, acknowledged for his magnificence illustrations or photos as very well as his remarkably editorial vogue portraits. Marked by a mixture of precision and joyful spontaneity, his present day aesthetic is extremely emblematic of modern trend photography.

Nigerian photographer Adebayo Jolaoso brings together the traditional trend photography imagery he was raised viewing in publications with a present-day Nigerian eye. By means of his technical, exquisite, and imaginative photos, he embraces assorted forms of self-expression and celebrates the diversity and elegance of Nigerian products.


The exhibition is the initial pictures exhibition to be hosted in the area just after the renovation by interior designer Thomas Pheasant.

Chic: Capturing that ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’ in Photography
From March 30th to June 29th, 2023
Par Excellence Showroom
344 Bowery, 5th Flooring, NOHO
New York, NY 10012
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
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