The Nederlands Fotomuseum presents the first major retrospective exhibition in the Netherlands of the work of Horst P. Horst (1906-1999), one of the most important fashion photographers of the twentieth century. During his celebrated career, Horst P. Horst worked mainly in Paris, London and New York. As a regular photographer for Vogue, he photographed work of prominent couturiers such as Coco Chanel, he portrayed Hollywood stars such as Marlene Dietrich, and cooperated with artists such as Salvador Dali. Accordingly, he depicted the world of fashion, art, design and theatre in the finest detail.
Horst P. Horst presents iconic fashion photos – including vintage prints that have seldom or never before been on display – haute couture, vintage fashion magazines, sketches and personal notes. The selection illustrates his talent for photography, his craftsmanship and his extraordinary sense of style. The exhibition places the work of Horst P. Horst in a broad cultural and historical context and is thus appealing to a wide public that is interested not only in photography but also in art, fashion, design and history.
Horst P. Horst | Photographer of Style is a production of the V&A, with Susanna Brown as its curator. The exhibition has already been on display in the V&A in London and in the McCord Museum in Montreal, Canada.
This project has been made possible by a generous contribution of: