Anyone well versed in fashion, upon hearing the word "jump," inevitably thinks of Caroline Trentini in a cocktail dress in front of a taupe backdrop in Vogue. For years, the Trentini Leap has marked the pages of the glossy, even influencing other Vogue models like Chanel Iman and Coco Rocha to bounce around.
But Trentini was not the originator of the jump shot, nor was her stylist, Grace Coddington. It was photographer Phillipe Halsman, whose lens captured stars of yore like Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelley, and Audrey Hepburn in mid-air.
An exhibition of Halsman's work at the Laurence Miller Gallery is currently on display, showcasing the jumps of everyone from Merce Cunningham to Richard Nixon. Halsman coined the term "jumpology" to describe his method, telling the