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Elaine D'Farley and Philip Gefter
Beauty: The Real vs. The Ideal
Thursday, October 27, 2011 6:30-8:00pm

Elaine D’Farley is the Beauty Director for SELF magazine, where she directs, researches and analyzes industry trends and creates editorial beauty content on multiple platforms. D’Farley spent many years as a fashion editor and stylist and throughout her career attended the fashion shows in Milan, Paris and New York while creating covers, fashion and beauty editorial pages for various magazines. She has worked with many top photographers, supermodels and celebrities such as Patrick Demarchelier, Steve Hyatt, Robert Erdmann, Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum and others.

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D’Farley will discuss the editorial decision-making process behind contemporary images of beauty and the dichotomy between what is real vs. inspirational or fake.

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Philip Gefter writes about photography for The Daily Beast. He previously wrote about the subject for The New York Times. His book of essays, Photography After Frank, was published by Aperture. He produced the feature-length documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, and is at work on a biography of Sam Wagstaff. He is currently a Guest Scholar at the Getty Museum.

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Gefter will chart ideals of beauty as they have changed in fashion photography over the last century

 

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