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Alternative form of avant-garde.
Any group of people who invent or promote new techniques or concepts, especially in the arts.
Innovative, pioneering, especially when extremely or obviously so.
Borrowing from French avant-garde (“vanguard”)
French from Old French vanguard vanguard
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The photos are very avant-garde not the traditional portrait.
William's work is very unusual, even avant-garde.
His book Experimental Cinema (1970) was one of the first books to survey the international film avant-garde.
Icelandic singer Bjork has always been known for being avant-garde and taking risks, but when she wore a dress shaped like a swan to the 2001 Oscars it just looked silly.
While a select few hailed the ensemble as avant-garde, the general consensus was that it was a major mistake for the style-challenged star.
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