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London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to Debut Horst Exhibition

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horstAs if we needed another reason to book a flight to London. WWD reports that the Victoria & Albert Museum is set to host Horst: Photographer of Style, featuring late German photographer Horst P. Horst’s body of work. In addition to 250 photographs, the show, which opens September 6, will include haute couture pieces, magazines, film footage, and more items related to his sixty-year career.

The exhibit also aims to delve into the creative process behind Horst’s most famous images. For example, a short film about his work at Vogue in the 1940s explores his dramatic use of light and color. The whopping ninety covers he shot for Vogue will be on display. In addition to his work at Vogue, Horst’s fashion and art connections were vast: He was friends with Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, and collaborated with surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. “Horst…produced some of the most famous and evocative images of the 20th century. This exhibition will shine a light on all aspects of his long and distinguished career,” said Martin Roth, director of the V&A. The exhibition will run through January 4, 2015.

Photo: Condé Nast/Horst Estate 

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