Thursday, 30 January 2014


Melvin Sokolsky, Simone wears fashion by Venet, River Seine, Paris.American Harper’s Bazaar, March 1963
Ronald Traeger, Twiggy wears Twiggy Dresses Battersea Park, London. Unpublished Fashion Study for British Vogue, Young Idea, July 1967
John French, Skater wears a Digby Morton fur trimmed velvet coat, city gentleman Michael Bentley in the background, London. Daily Express, 1955
Tim Walker, Lily Cole & Giant Camera, Italian Vogue, 2005

I was so excited to visit The Selling Dreams: 100 years of Fashion Photography Exhibition currently on show at the Auckland Museum. It has come all the way from my favourite London Museum, the Victoria & Albert and it features prints from some of the best in the industry.

I really enjoyed to see how fashion photography has progressed over the last century from the classic black & white images of Cecil Beaton who I know is a major influence of my favourite photographer Tim Walker whose works are something out of a mystical dream. From simple elegance to a lavish staged glamour.

If you are interested in viewing this exhibition, it is on until the 28th February 2014 and you can find tickets and booking details here. If you are a Student, than you get free entry! They are also putting on some Viva Smart Talks in correlation with the exhibit which would be well worth a listen. I hope you manage to visit if you are close to Auckland!

1 comment:

London Accountants Lady said...

This looks so interesting! So many iconic and beautiful portraits to sift through!