Exhibition: Horst: Photographer of Style

Mainbocher Corset (pink satin corset by Detolle), Paris, 1939. © Condé Nast/Horst Estate

Mainbocher Corset (pink satin corset by Detolle), Paris, 1939. © Condé Nast/Horst Estate

Exhibition: Horst: Photographer of Style

Place: Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Dates: 6 September 2014 – 4 January 2015

Description: “Horst P. Horst (1906-99) created images that transcend fashion and time. He was a master of light, composition and atmospheric illusion, who conjured a world of sensual sophistication. In an extraordinary sixty-year career, his photographs graced the pages of Vogue and House and Garden under the one-word photographic byline ‘Horst’. He ranks alongside Irving Penn and Richard Avedon as one of the pre-eminent fashion and portrait photographers of the 20th century.”

The exhibition website is enhanced with supplemental information, including timelines, a fashion photography Pinterest board, and videos such as the one below about the V&A archival preparations for the show.

Horst in Colour from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.

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2 thoughts on “Exhibition: Horst: Photographer of Style

  1. I had the opportunity to see the exhibit last week. It was lovely to see how he evolved as a photographer. They also have an exhibit, Wedding Dresses 1775-2014, that I unfortunately did not have time to see, but it sounded amazing. The V&A is always a wonderful museum to visit while in London.

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