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Corrine Day, Photographer 1965-2010

“I don’t take fashion too seriously,” – Corrine Day, The Guardian (1993)


Fashion photographer Corinne Day (2001)

When I think of the mood of fashion in the 90′s, I think of Corrine Day’s stark images, awkwardly posed and un-retouched.  In 1990, Day’s photos of her friend, Kate Moss, were the first published pictures of Moss.  She went against all model type conventions, such as height, 5′.7,” a no curves figure and freckles. Although, there was nothing especially glam about her, Corrine saw a muse in her, and other models that went against type. This was typical of Corrine Day’s style, glamour and hype, rejected for 90′s neo-realism.

Day’s documentary style broke the mold for fashion photography, and she was widely credited for contributing to the “heroin chic,” look. Her goal was not to shock, but to tell the other side of the story beyond the fashion pages, where she and her friends who were models at the time couldn’t afford the clothes or lifestyle they were photographed in.  They were not “supermodels,” they had to go back to their old clothes and low-rent flats after photo shoots.  It was the false type of image portrayed in fashion magazines unquestioningly, that prompted Corrine Day to show her truth through photography.

the Face cover, The 3rd Summer of Love, July 1990

Exhibition: Fifteen, Gimpel Fils, 22-02-2006

Exhibition: Face of Fashion, National Portrait Gallery, 15-02-2007

Exhibition: Face of Fashion, National Portrait Gallery, 15-02-2007

Tania coloring her hair, 1995

Exhibition: Diary, Photographer’s Gallery, 05-10-2000

Tara 1997

Exhibition: Tara, Gimpel Fils, 06-10-2000

Tara, 1999

Exhibition: Tara, Gimpel Fils, 06-10-2000

Exhibition: Fifteen, Gimpel Fils, 22-02-2006

http://www.corinneday.co.uk/exhibitions.php?action=zoom&id=184&exhibition_id=8

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/02/world/europe/02day.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

http://www.dazeddigital.com/Photography/article/8239/1/Corinne_Day_1965_-_2010

http://iamfashion.blogspot.com/2006/04/15-by-corrine-day-featuring-kate-moss.html

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