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Horst: Photographer of Style

August 29th, 2014 4:09 pm



In an extraordinary career spanning over 60 years Horst P has captured images that have graced the pages of worldwide fashion bible Vogue that transcend fashion and time.

This autumn the V&A are celebrating his work by holding an exhibition entitled ‘Horst: Photographer of Style’.

Born in Germany, Horst became internationally recognised having worked predominantly in Paris and New York. Although he is most known for his fashion photography, he is also recognised for his images of interior architecture and he is especially noted for his photos of plants and environmental portraits.

The exhibition will include one of his most famous photographs.  ‘the Mainbocher Corset.’ This iconic photo has influenced the likes of fashion designer Donna Karan and pop star Madonna. If you look closely at the video for the hit song ‘Vogue’ in which Madonna pays homage to Hollywood actresses of the golden film era such as Rita Hayworth, Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford ( stars that Horst had famously photographed ) you will find Madonna dressed in a back-lacing corset which was directly influenced by the Horst image‘

Horst’s work frequently reflects his interests, especially with surrealism and his regard of the ancient Greek ideal of physical beauty.

The V&A are displaying a huge collection of prints, drawings, notebooks, scrapbooks and letters that Horst had carefully preserved throughout his life, alongside thousands of prints from the archives of Condé Nast.

Because the V&A has such a fine costume archive, there will also be haute couture frocks on display from leading couturiers whom Horst counted as his friends and collaborators. Designs from Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli will be featured in the exhibition.

The exhibition is running from 6th September




July Customer Photo Contestant: Emma

July 29th, 2014 4:15 pm


‘Hello there! I recently wore Anna Scholz to the European Premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy. It was a really hot day in London and I wanted something colourful and light wearing. This dress was a beautiful choice and I felt great through the whole evening… Certainly I looked fab, and was fit for Marvel’s Blue Carpet! These are pictures of myself and fellow Film Crew!’

Customers: we invite you to submit your photos now for the photo contest for July . E-mail us snaps of you in your favourite Anna Scholz looks to info@annascholz.com for publication on our blog, and you’ll be entered to win a £100 online shopping voucher. Whether you’re out on the town or just hanging out, we’d love to see how you lend your personal flavour to Anna’s clothes.




July Customer Photo Contestant: Tanja Garbers

July 25th, 2014 4:40 pm


‘I’ve just made a selfie on my way going shopping wearing my new Anna Scholz Contrast Half Circle Tunic. Isn’t it just the perfect outfit?’

Customers: we invite you to submit your photos now for the photo contest for July . E-mail us snaps of you in your favourite Anna Scholz looks to info@annascholz.com for publication on our blog, and you’ll be entered to win a £100 online shopping voucher. Whether you’re out on the town or just hanging out, we’d love to see how you lend your personal flavour to Anna’s clothes.





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