Horst (V&A)

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending the Horst exhibition, a definitive retrospective of the work of Horst P. Horst (1906-99), one of the 20th century’s master photographers, with Carmen Dell’Orefice and David Downton.

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From left clockwise: Carmen, David and me, Carmen and David.

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’.

On Thursday, to celebrate her 70 year career and the opening of Horst, the modelling legend invited me to an in-conversation with David Downton, the fashion illustrator, at Claridges.

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David Downton’s Pencils

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Clockwise from top left: Carmen with Nicholas Oakwood and friend. Carmen with Carmen Jade Parfitt and Yasmin Le Bon, Carmens’ chair for the in-conversation.

Needless to say it has been a great week!

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