Roxanne Lowit: Be Fabulous | Steven Kasher Gallery

David Bowie, Damien Hirst and Julian Schnabel, New York, 1996

Roxanne Lowit, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Speaking, Hearing and Seeing no Evil, Fashion Group Party, Plaza Hotel, New York, 1989

Kate Moss, Paris, 1994 (left) | Lou Reed, New York, 1979 (right) 

Salvador Dali & Janet Daly, New York, 1979

Divine & John Waters at Polyester Party, New York, 1981 (left) | Roxanne Lowit, Dior Couture, Fall 2000 (right) 

Three Models in a Tub, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Paris, 1990

The Steven Kasher Gallery in New York is currently showing an exhibition featuring over 40 vintage black-and-white photographs and 20 large-scale color photographs made by legendary New York-based photographer Roxanne Lowit. Entitled "Roxanne Lowit: Be Fabulous", this mini-retrospective covers glamorous shots of famous artists, designers, tastemakers, supermodels, A-list actors and a multi-talented generation of New York City club kids.

Roxanne Lowit is a premier photographer of the strange world of the rich, famous and beautiful. In the 1970s and 80s, Lowit was one of the first fashion photographers allowed entrée behind the scenes, elevating the snapshot to high art with her candid realism. She has amassed an archive of over 200,000 negatives and color slides taken at hundreds of fashion events in Paris, New York, Milan, and London.

Roxanne Lowit has photographed for publications such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times. Her publications include Moments (Vendome Press, 1993), People: Life After Dark (Assouline, 2001), and Roxanne Lowit: Backstage Dior (teNeues, 2009). She began her career in fashion photography after an offer to shoot a fashion show in Paris from the SoHo News. Prior to her work as a photographer, she was a textile designer in New York. Lowit graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

"Roxanne Lowit: Be Fabulous" is on view at Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 West 23rd Street, New York, through January 18.