Fashion Exhibition – Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography – LA

Examining the rich and varied history of fashion photography, the exhibitions starts in 1911 with Edward Steichen. In this year he created the first “artistic” fashion photographs and ending in the year 2011 with digital technology as the dominant medium. It explores the ways some photographers, closely associated with fashion, have shaped evolving notions of style and beauty. There are more than one hundred sixty photographs, along with a selection of illustrations, costumes, magazine covers, advertisements and videos. A rich selection of media represent how fashion goes beyond the magazine page and infiltrates our everyday life.


Now – October 21st 2018


Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, 90049




$15 per car or motorcycle, reduced to $10 after 3:00 p.m.


Book: Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography

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Ellen von Unwerth: Ladyland Exhibition 2018 – London

The exhibition spans more than 30 years of iconic photographs by Ellen von Unwerth. Her work has graced the front covers of Vogue, ELLE, Glamour and many more. Her work on fashion editorials, short films for fashion brand like Chanel, Dior, Rolex and Azzedine Alaïa, and advertising campaigns have shifted fashion photography into the art world. With her photographs now being included in some of the world’s most important fine art collections and has been exhibited internationally.

She has published nine books over the years each of them an absolute delight to go through. They are – Snaps (1994), Wicked (1998), Couples (1999), Revenge (2003), Omahyra & Boyd (2005), Fräulein (2009), DieSpieler (2010), The Story of Olga (2012), and Heimat (2017).

The exhibition is split into three parts:

• Supermodels – Including photos of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Elle McPherson

• Bavaria – From Ellen’s latest book Heimat. A humorous exploration of the German imagery, within the Bavarian countryside and its traditions,

• Frivolities – Selection of photos that span Ellen’s career that encapsulate her “emancipated eroticism”, combining high fashion and female playfulness.

This exhibition will end on Friday 18th May 2018.

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Opera Gallery

134 New Bond Street, London, W1.

T +44 (0)207 491 2999





North: Fashioning Identity Exhibition 2017/18


This exhibition is a celebration of northern culture from old historical to modern culture. It manages to capture both the myth and the reality of the north. There are 100 photos and objects that take you from the cobbles and terraces to Manchester’s Hacienda nightclub in the 1980s and the emergence of the supermodel Kate Moss as documented by the photographer Corinne Day in the 90s.

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The show is a visual feast, featuring a variety of media: art, fashion, famous faces, television programmes and cult records, alongside fashion photoshoots, documentaries and record sleeves. This exhibition has bags of nostalgia and energy and there are notable photographic images, to name a few, by Doncaster-born Alasdair McLellan who dissects northern subcultures – Burly looking men photographed in pubs, clubs, bars and stadiums and ‘their’ women are photographed in domestic environments. There are Glen Luchford’s pictures for Face magazine of The Stone Roses , as well as photographer Shirley Barker, who since the 1950s, has been capturing Northern cities and their inhabitants.

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Many of the works offer personal reflections on the artist’s sense of northern identity, including a number of interviews with northern talent looking at how their home towns have influenced their creative output over the years. The international impact of northern style and culture – its music, film, sport, fashion, landscapes and communities – are also showcased in the exhibition, from Belgian-born Raf Simons’ parkas with Peter Savile prints to the (Ben Kelly) Haçienda (design) – inspired designs of American fashion designer Virgil Abloh.

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An excellent and very enjoyable exhibition documenting the talent from ‘up north’.

Wed 8th Nov 2017 to Sun 4th Feb 2018

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Weds – Fri: 11:00 – 20:00, Sat – Tues: 10:00 – 18:00

Standard: £7
Concessions: £5




SHOWstudio pop-up gallery launched in London


Last week I was kindly invited to have a private viewing of SHOWstudio’s fashion illustration collection, at their new pop-up gallery in Floral Street, Covent Garden. On show were works from fashion illustrators commissioned by Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio site, which can also be purchased.

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Nick Knight is a long-time supporter of creativity in the fashion industry, from emerging talent to established illustrators. Some of the fashion illustrators on show are Dylan Qin, Blair Breitsenstein and Velwyn Corker. The seasonal  fashion collections have been documented through fashion illustration, with artist and illustrators capturing their favourite designs as they appear on the runway.


From time to time the pop-up illustration gallery will invite a selection of SHOWstudio illustrators to take up residency, which will give the public a chance to see them at work.


All images curtesy of © SHOWstudio Fashion Illustration Pop-Up 15 Floral Street

SHOWstudio’s pop-up will be open at 15 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London until January 2018.


Fashion Flora Exhibition 2017


Fashion Flora - Roses

The latest exhibition by Nick Knight, Fashion Flora, at SHOWstudio is an explorative look at the use of flowers in fashion as motifs through the decades. Seen through the eyes of 40 of the worlds contemporary fashion illustrators and dating back to the 1880sFashion Flora - Wide Shot

Curated by Flora Starkey, the exhibition features pieces by Alexandra McQueen, Dries Van Noten and John Galliano and many others. Known for his love of flowers, in particular roses, Nick Knight shows this in in his hand-applied pigment print Rose IX (2012).

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The exhibition also has films from SHOWstudios 17-year archive, adding to the experience of the long history of flowers in fashion. Also displayed are real British flowers and plants that are arranged by Starkey, one of the most original and exciting floral designers at work today

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Fashion Flora - Frida Kahlo

Photos: Curtesy of © SHOWstudio

Fashion Flora, SHOWstudio, 22D Ebury Street, Belgravia, London SW1W OLU.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7235 7680



Opening Times: Monday – Friday  10.30am – 6.00pm

Free Entry

Exhibition ends: 22nd July 2017