V&A SELLING DREAMS: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography…
Last night media headed along to Auckland Museum for the launch of V&A Selling Dreams – 100 Years of Fashion Photography. An exhibition encapsulating the glamour, mystery and drama of the world’s most striking fashion photographs.
I strongly encourage anyone that has a love for fashion and/or photography to make sure they head along to Auckland Museum to see to this awe-inspiring exhibition. Each photograph tells its own story and every story is just so intriguing. I found myself standing in front of some of the photos for up to 15 minutes, just in awe of the moment captured on film. Whether the moment captured is inspiring, mysterious, breathtaking, beautiful, sad, funny – the one thing they all have in common is simply stunning photography.
I would have loved to of shared with you the images I saw in the gallery, even just one, alas we were under strict instructions that photographs in the gallery were not to be shared (ain’t nobody got time for copyright infringements), however what we could do was create our own photo shoot in the “Selling Dreams ECC Lounge” (found at the end of the gallery walk) so I’ve shared some of these with you, along with a few of the images exhibited within the ECC Lounge that we were allowed to snap…
The exhibition features work by giants of twentieth century photography including Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and David Bailey, alongside contemporary images by Miles Aldridge, Corinne Day, Rankin, and Tim Walker. The V&A Selling Dreams – 100 Years of Fashion Photography exhibition runs from 6 December 2013 till 28 February 2014 in the Special Exhibitions Hall, Auckland Museum.
Cover image: Le Manège Enchanté #4 was shot by photographer Miles Aldridge © Miles Aldridge / Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Photographs and fashion kisses xx
A Girl Interrupted By Fashion, Beauty & Anything Pretty That Catches My Eye