Muriel Maxwell on the cover of American Vogue July 1, 1939
Picture credit: Condé Nast Horst Estate
‘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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The Master himself, Horst directing fashion shoot with Lisa Fonssagrives, 1949. Photo by Roy Stevens/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Suzy Menkes at Vogue UK reviews the Horst exhibition in an interesting and colourful manner.
By: Tina Holth