Gentleman Ray and Vogue at MoMu – Vogue Museum Antwerp


MoMu – Style Museum Antwerp’s latest exhibition, ‘Man Ray and Vogue,’ showcases the oeuvre of American visible artist Guy Ray from a manner point of view. Working from April 26 to August 13, 2023, the exhibition capabilities a curated range of Ray’s pictures taken for leading couturiers such as Paul Poiret, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Coco Chanel, as properly as critical manner publications. Curated by Romy Cockx, the present demonstrates how surrealism has affected manner design and style, highlighting the intersection of vogue and art, and Guy Ray’s role as a true bridge among both worlds.

all photos by Matthias De Boeck, courtesy of MoMu – Manner Museum Antwerp



the experimental, surrealist method of Man Ray


Guy Ray was a renowned artist of the 1920s New York and Parisian artwork scene, known for his association with the likes of Marcel Duchamp, Lee Miller, and Kiki de Montparnasse. As an innovator in his field, he revolutionized style photography by using technical ingenuity and humor. His experimental procedures and surrealist strategy to style images blurred the boundaries in between art and vogue, and his affect can even now be observed in the market right now.


To rejoice Ray’s contributions to style, MoMu (come across much more listed here) offers ‘Man Ray and Fashion’, bringing alongside one another the artist’s legendary photography with interbellum style silhouettes and present-day style patterns motivated by his visionary solution. The exhibition will characteristic Person Ray’s style photography displayed alongside present-day patterns by esteemed vogue designers such as Chanel, Maison Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, Norine, Yves Saint Laurent, Martin Margiela, Olivier Theyskens and Dries Van Noten.

man ray's surrealist fashion photography takes over MoMu's latest exhibition in antwerp
the display highlights the enduring influence of Male Ray’s perform on modern vogue



checking out the intersection of art and fashion


MoMu has curated this exhibition to showcase the interaction amongst artwork and manner, highlighting the enduring affect of Person Ray’s do the job on up to date vogue. By presenting these functions side by side, MoMu is linking the legendary artist with contemporary trend, positioning his operate in a modern day context. This exhibition is a one of a kind chance to working experience the legacy of one particular of the most enjoyable figures of the 20th century and to discover the intersection of artwork and trend.


The exhibition is co-structured by MoMu and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais, in partnership with the City of Marseille Museums. The fashion photography of Person Ray was beforehand presented at the Musée Cantini and Chateau Borély, Marseille, from November 2019 to March 2020, then at Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, from September 2020 to January 2021.

man ray's surrealist fashion photography takes over MoMu's latest exhibition in antwerp
the exhibition functions Ray’s images exhibited alongside modern day patterns by esteemed style designers

man ray's surrealist fashion photography takes over MoMu's latest exhibition in antwerp
Lee Miller, 1930 and Lee Miller with a Painted Face, c. 1930