Marie Claire Celebrates the Female Gaze


WOMEN BEHIND THE LENS: French monthly magazine Marie Claire is putting the spotlight on six female photographers with an exhibition during Paris Fashion Week.
“Aux Yeux des Femmes” (“Through Women’s Eyes”) will feature the fashion images of Sarah Moon, Betina du Toit, Françoise Huguier, Sacha van Dorssen, Marianne Chemetov and Elina Kechicheva, who have all worked with the magazine.
The exhibition at Paris City Hall is part of the “La Mode Aime Paris” program organized by the city. It will feature photographs from 1960 to present day, and will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 6. Sacha van Dorssen, Marie Claire July 1981  Sacha van Dorssen The retrospective will track the evolution of how women are represented within the pages of Marie Claire and celebrate its female talents.
“Each of the models I worked with were a side of the woman I wanted to portray — a woman who manages to break free from convention,” said Moon.
Huguier, known for her photojournalism, remembers one of her fashion shoots for Marie Claire for which she travelled to Calcutta, India. “I chose to frame the narrative like a ‘roman photo’,” she said, in reference to the European tradition of photo-novels.
Her photo “Le retour de l’enterrement” (“Coming Back from the

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