Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography

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    Displays
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    Photography, Room 38a

DISPLAY: The fashion photographer Irving Penn once described his work at Vogue as ‘selling dreams, not clothes’.

This display charts the evolution of fashion photography over the last 100 years through the work of leading practitioners, whose images go far beyond the simple recording of fabrics and surface detail. The photographs on display include both iconic and rarely exhibited works from the V&A collection by masters such as Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and David
Bailey, alongside contemporary images by Steven Klein, Corinne Day, Rankin, Miles Aldridge and Tim Walker.

28 March 2014 - 4 May 2014, 10.00-17.30

Displays complement our permanent collections, there are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.

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