Come on, Vogue! Fashion Photography At Its Best

“Fashion photography captures both a moment in time and a mood of an era… and what we considered beauty at that exact moment,” said Jo Ellison at the opening of an exhibition that delves into pure, good aesthetics. Photo credit: Red Parasol © Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Vogue Archive Collection,“Really what you’re looking at is the narrative or the story that the picture is telling you… Best stories are the ones you can submerge yourself in” added the fashion Editor of FT and author of Vogue Gowns.

Photo credit: Sun © Clifford Coffin, Vogue Archive Collection,

From Kate Moss pushing a supermarket trolley in a bikini to Gloria Swanson’s black laced eyes, from the desert to the pavements of New York, the new Masterpieces of Fashion Photography exhibition showcases previously unreleased images by legendary photographers such as Horst P. Horst, Edward Steichen, Bert Stern and Arthur Elgort.

Iconic works -all supplementing Lumas’s Vogue collection- are offered to the public for the first time in photographic prints at “accessible prices”. “It took three years to put this together… mainly because of the selection process,” said the exhibition’s curator Jan Seewald. 30 works of beauty on display -this is beauty indeed.

Photo credit: Gloria Swanson © Edward Steichen, Vogue Archive Collection,

Photo credit: The Cross © Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue Archive Collection,

Photo credit:The Bathers © George Hoyningen-Huene, Vogue Archive Collection,

Photo credit: Helena’s Apartment © Frances Mclaughlin-Gill, Conde Nast Collection,

Photo credit: Anouk Aimee © Bert Stern, Vogue Archive Collection,

Photo credit: New York City Girls © Santa Forlano, Conde Nast Collection,

Photo credit: Snapshot © Richard Rutledge, Vogue Archive Collection,

Photo credit: Downtown © Rene & Radka,

Masterpieces of Fashion Photography will be available at Lumas‘ flagship London gallery until 29 March.