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R I C E U N I V E R S I T Y A R E A | $ 7 6 5 , 0 0 0 OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 22 T he largest and most ambitious lineup of fashion photography presented in 40 years opens this month at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography" features more than 200 images snapped from the early 20th century to today by lens masters who plied their trade for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Ebony, and Essence. Making the case that work produced for magazines is worthy of being enshrined in the temples of art history, the exhibition serves up talents both known and unexpected. The former include Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn, whose protagonists are female, as well as Herb Ritts and Bruce Weber, who explore male sexuality via fashion. The under-known elements include recent sensation Tyler Mitchell (selected by Beyoncé for her September 2018 Vogue cover), as well as 1960s-era Kwame Brathwaite, who exemplified the slogan "Black is beautiful." Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, where the exhibition debuted last summer, the traveling retrospective gets its most robust appearance in Houston, where it is augmented by photographs by the MFAH's permanent collection, as well as local, national, and international loans. While the Getty's survey, organized by decade, stopped at 2011, the MFAH's engagement extends it through 2018. P ainter Hunt Slonem, known for his abstract tropical birds, turtles, and most famously bunnies, has collaborated with Vilebrequin with bunny- scribbled swim trunks. $280, at Vilebrequin, FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE LENS AT MFAH Big news in the restaurant world. Ben Berg and his Berg Hospitality Group (B&B Butcher's & Restaurant, B.B. Lemon, B.B. Italia, B.B. Pizza) and Robert Del Grande (Cafe Annie) are joining forces to recreate Cafe Annie and reopen as The Annie Cafe & Bar. The 11,000-square-foot, two-story space is shuttered for now and will be completely remodeled, with plans to reopen this fall … Greenway Coffee Company owner David Buehrer teamed up with Steve and Hilary Restaurant BUZZ Ybarra to create Latin American hot spot Tropicales at 2132 Bissonnet Street. Chef Carlos Ballon's creativity comes across in an elevated, gluten-free avocado toast and the Avocolada, a coconut, tequila, and lime cocktail … Within weeks of announcing their mysterious new eatery, cocktail crackerjack Bobby Huegel and chef Justin Yu (the minds behind Better Luck Tomorrow) opened Squable at 632 West 19th Street in the Heights. The American- influenced European fare includes smoked grouper, pork-neck schnitzel, and a French cheeseburger topped with raclette. There's also an extensive selection of natural wines. Annie Gallay From Pictorialism to the Instagram age, the gorgeous to the transgressive, the show includes the touchstones of fashion photography, many brushing up against the art world: Edward Steichen, Man Ray, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Baron Adolph de Meyer, George Hurrell, George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst P. Horst, Cecil Beaton, Dora Maar, Sheila Metzner, Francesco Scavullo, Patrick Demarchelier, Tim Walker, Corinne Day, and Inez & Vinoodh. Subject matter aligns with our timeless fascination with celebrity: stage and screen performers such as Josephine Baker, Marlene Dietrich, and Audrey Hepburn, as well as the supermodels who became their own brand: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and Kate Moss. "Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography," June 23 through September 22, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Catherine D. Anspon HOP ON IT Man Ray's Nancy Cunard, 1926, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston MFAH, THE MANFRED HEITING COLLECTION © MAN RAY 2015 TRUST / ARS, NY / ADAGP, PARIS

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