Horst P. Horst

16 Jul

Horst: Photographer of Style

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Victoria and Albert Museum

6 September 2014 – 4 January 2015

‘Fashion is an expression of the times. Elegance is something else again.’ 
Horst, 1984

Horst P. Horst (1906-99) created images that transcend fashion and time. He was a master of light, composition and atmospheric illusion, who conjured a world of sensual sophistication. In an extraordinary sixty-year career, his photographs graced the pages of Vogue and House and Garden under the one-word photographic byline ‘Horst’. He ranks alongside Irving Penn and Richard Avedon as one of the pre-eminent fashion and portrait photographers of the 20th century.

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