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Photography, fashion, and 13th century architecture collide magnificently in the recently unveiled exhibit Extreme Beauty_,_ on display in Milan until the end of May. Curated by American Vogue and commissioned by Dolce & Gabbana, the show displays a selection of photos from George Hoyningen-Huene, Edward Steichen, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibowitz, and Irving Penn (among many others) inside the weathered remains of the Palazzo della Ragione. The selected photographs highlight ways in which photography has affected the notion of what is beautiful, while architect Jean Nouvel projects stunning images on the exterior of the Palazzo in homage to its former frescoed glory. Click the link below to see additional images from what appears to be a breathtaking spectacle, or view the Extreme Beauty website here.

— Lindsay Sakraida