The Victoria and Albert Museum provided Vogue with an exclusive access to original footage from its highlights of its latest exhibition, Horst: Photographer of Style, that features Horst himself at work.
On September 6, The V&A will host a retrospective of the life and work of the German photographer that is well known for its diversity. Horst’s archive includes the opulent salons of post-war Paris, the introduction of ready-to-wear to collaborations with Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali.
“In 2008, when we viewed the collection of the Horst estate, we were immediately struck by the quality and breadth of his output,” Susanna Brown, curator of the exhibition, told Vogue. “Horst ranks alongside Irving Penn and Richard Avedon as one of the 20th century’s master photographers. To my mind, he is an ideal V&A subject because the work resonates across the various V&A collections, covering not only fashion but also themes such as interior design, Surrealism, Hollywood film and theatre.”
Horst’s solid relationship with Vogue is also well documented in the exhibition, which will run until January 4, 2015.