The man who inspired my favorite film musical

now has an exhibit of his fashion photographs at New York’s International Center of Photography. AVEDON FASHION 1944-2000 runs May 15 through September 6. Whether Richard Avedon was shooting models or indigents, few could couple style and subtext so beguilingly. Viva Black and White!

Above, Veruschka, dress by Kimberly,
New York, January 1967