Robert Mapplethorpe’s Fashion Photography

French Vogue, 1986

Robert Mapplethorpe is not just penises and flowers he did a lot of fashion photography that was often overlooked because of his highly controversial X portfolio in the 1980s. Recently the Alison Jacques Gallery in London exhibited the work in their show, Robert Mapplethorpe: Fashion Show. Sad I missed it but it looked amazing!


More Mapplethorpe to Come

Check out WhiteWall’s feature on Mapplethorpe past and upcoming exhibitions.

More Mapplethorpe to Come


I look forward to 2016 because yet again The Getty Foundation and LACMA will show their large collection of work by Mapplethorpe. The collection includes over 1,900 editioned prints and over 1,000 non-editioned prints, 200 unique mixed-media objects, over 160 Polaroids, 120,000 negatives, and extensive working materials, ephemera, and documents. You can bet that Patty is in quite a few of these!