Top 10 Famous Buildings In Fashion Shoots

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A model poses by Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for Vogue China. Photo: Greg Kadel

Fashion designers have long looked to architecture for inspiration (see Givenchy’s latest collection in honor of Gio Ponti). So it makes sense that fashion magazines have scouted the world for the most iconic, majestic, interesting buildings to compliment the clothing in its pages. From model Lisa Fonssagrives hanging off the Eiffel Tower to Coco Rocha racing across the TWA Terminal’s campus in New York’s JFK Airport, here are some of our favorite architecture-fashion shoots.


eiffel tower

Eiffel Tower (1889)
Designed by Stephen Sauvestre
Vogue, May 1939
Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld



Congresso Nacional (1964)
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer
Raoul Fall/Winter 2011 advertising campaign
Photo: Marcelo Krasilcic



The Glass House (1949)
New Canaan, Connecticut
Designed by Philip Johnson
Vogue, October 2009
Photographed by Annie Liebovitz


kate winslet

Chrysler Building (in background) (1930)
New York City
Designed by William Van Alen
Harper’s Bazaar, July 2009
Photo by Peter Lindbergh


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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (1997)
Bilbao, Spain
Designed by Frank Gehry
Vogue China, August 2009
Photo by Greg Kadel


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Vitrahaus (2010)
Weil am Rhein, Germany
Designed by Herzog & de Meuron
ELLE Germany, October 2010
Photo by Pasquale Abbattisata


longchamp twa

TWA Terminal Building (1962)
New York City
Designed by Eero Saarinen
Longchamp Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign
Photo by Max Vadukul


niemeyer glamour

Ministry of Justice (1962)
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer
Photo by Nagi Sakai


fashion quarterly new zealand

Stahl House (Case Study House #22) (1959)
Los Angeles
Designed by Pierre Koenig
Fashion Quarterly New Zeland, Summer 2012
Photo by Steven Chee



Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2002)
Fort Worth, Texas
Designed by Tadao Ando
enRoute Magazine, December 2012
Photo by Julia Galdo


One response to “Top 10 Famous Buildings In Fashion Shoots

  1. Love these photos….. Fashion shoots against amazing architecture make incredible viewing. TWA building is amazing….. Mad Men, Mad Men, Mad Men!

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