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Musée McCord Stewart : Norman Parkinson : Toujours en vogue


The Musée McCord Stewart in Montreal presents the exhibition Norman Parkinson : Toujours en vogue.

Considered one of the pillars of fashion photography in the 20th century, Norman Parkinson dazzled the world with his sparkling inventiveness, from the 1930s to the 1980s. He gave new impetus to celebrity portraiture, photographing the most famous artists and the more prominent personalities, including Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Hall, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Jane Birkin. His long association with Vogue and his numerous works for Harper’s Bazaar, Queen, Town & Country and other international magazines have earned him worldwide recognition.

Famous for the liveliness, spontaneity and humor of his photographs, as well as his use of outdoor locations around the world, the British photographer helped change the static and staid approach to fashion photography through his impulsive and imaginative style.

The exhibition features 79 of Norman Parkinson’s most iconic photographs, including recent discoveries from his remarkable image portfolio, as well as a selection of 56 major magazine covers he signed between the 1950s and 1970s. Several magnificent pieces from the McCord Stewart Museum’s Costume, Fashion and Textiles collection are also on display: 10 high-end dresses and ensembles made between the 1930s and 1970s by French designers Christian Dior, Jacques Griffe, Jean Patou, Louis Féraud and Guy Laroche, the Italian André Laug and the British Digby Morton and Hardy Amies, as well as 4 creations by Quebec milliners Fanny Graddon and Yvette Brillon.


Norman Parkinson : Toujours en vogue
Until September 2, 2024
Musée McCord Stewart
690 Sherbrooke St W
Montréal, Quebec H3A 1E9, Canada

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