Mark Shaw in Paris


© Mark Shaw/

The hidden world of Parisian haute couture in the 1950s, from the controlled spectacle of the presentations in the salons to the chaos behind the scenes, was captured in glamorous technicolour by American photographer Mark Shaw (1921–69) – the first time these scenes was ever captured on colour film. Now, since this July’s couture week, a selection of 50 of his pictures taken at great houses such as Dior, Balmain and Balenciaga are on display in France, for the first time, as part of a collaboration between Melissa Regan Agency and Mark Shaw Photographic Archive. Take a trip to Galerie MR14 and step into another era where editors sat in armchairs on the front row and smoked, all the men wore suits, and the styles on display were about to change the world.

More information at: Galerie MR14