￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Fashion Show: 60 Years of Fashion Photography is the latest exhibition by Atlas Gallery. Charting the evolving styles of photography from the 50s to the present-day, the collection celebrates ‘the female form and the making of icons’ alongside uncommissioned work from renowned fashion photographers.
From Lillian Bassman’s black and white darkroom manipulations (1950s) to Tony McGee’s break from the traditions of studio photography (1980s) through to the contemporary and disparate works of Alec Soth and Miles Alridge, the exhibition documents the rise and development of fashion photography as we know it.
And with the National Portrait Gallery’s launch of Vogue 100 this month, it seems fashion photography is leading the way in the cultural calendar. But this smaller, and significantly cheaper (it’s free) exhibition certainly isn’t one to miss.
Kate Moss photographed in London on the 6th of May 1988, in David Hockney’s Mercedes Benz 280 Se Cabriolet. © Tony McGee
Nina + Simone, Piazza di Spagna, Rome, April 1960 © William Klein, Courtesy ATLAS Gallery
Twiggy, London, England. 1966 © Burt Glinn / Magnum Photos
Natalia. Jean-Paul Gaultier headpiece & dress. Paris, 2007 © Alec Soth / Magnum Photos
Actress #4, 2012, Chromogenic Print © Miles Aldridge
Dinner Party #3, 2009, Chromogenic Print © Miles Aldridge
Home Works #4, 2008, Chromogenic Print © Miles Aldridge
FEATURING: Richard Avedon | Miles Aldridge | Lillian Bassman | Erwin Blumenfeld | Burt Glinn | Horst P. Horst | William Klein | Steven Meisel | Tony McGee Lewis Morley | Helmut Newton & Irving Penn.
WHERE: Atlas Gallery, 49 Dorset St, London W1U 7NF
WHEN: 25th Feb – 24th March, Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm, Saturday: 11am-5pm, Sunday: Closed.