Erwin Blumenfeld

Emanuelle de l'Écotais


An experimenter and innovator, Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) produced an extensive body of work including portraits and nudes, celebrity portraiture, and advertising campaigns—but it is his fashion photography for which he is best known. Having fled Paris during World War II, Blumenfeld forged a stellar path in New York, where he worked for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Helena Rubinstein, L’Oréal, and Elizabeth Arden among others.

This compact volume reproduces Blumenfeld’s influential work through more than sixty full-page images in Thames & Hudson’s Photofile series. The curator Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais contributes an introduction.


Emanuelle de l'Écotais

Introduction By

Emmanuelle de L’Ecotais is a curator of photography at the Museée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.