Lincoln Center and Milk Studios aren’t the only places fashion’s finest will be popping up this Fashion Week. A few illustrious faces are taking up residence on the Lower East Side with the opening of Juergen Teller’s exhibit at Lehmann Maupin Gallery on February 10.
Teller—the impish photographer perhaps best-known for his quirky, blown-out portraits of models and celebs for Marc Jacobs’ ad campaigns—will take over the gallery’s LES branch (201 Chrystie Street) with an exhibition divided into three parts. The first features photographs of model Kristen McMenamy from the duo’s controversial photo shoot for 032C magazine, in which the ghostly blonde vamps around an Italian villa in S&M gear and various found props. Some have called it pornographic. We wouldn’t go that far, but we will tell you this: there will be nip.
The other two sections offer something a little tamer, and a personal counterpoint to the artist’s fashion photography. Keys to the House is the very essence of domesticity, images of Teller’s friends and family from around his British country home, while Men and Women offers a study in the ages of man. These range from the youthful vigor of the artist’s cherubic son, Ed, to the 72-year-old photographic pioneer William Eggleston, plus portraits of Dame Vivienne Westwood as a contrasting icon of feminine power.