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Norman Parkinson : Always in Style

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Fundación Barrié hosts, in its Spanish debut, the exhibition Norman Parkinson: Always in Style, showing a generous retrospective of Parkinson’s influential career. It displays 80 photographs reflecting the transformation of female fashion, which contributed to shape the way in which this was communicated to the public for many decades. The exhibition has been curated by Terence Pepper, who was Photography Curator at The National Portrait Gallery, London, for more than 40 years. Known for his innovative and unique body of work, Norman Parkinson was instrumental in the transformations that took place in 20th-century fashion photography. He developed his own distinctive style throughout his 56-year career, embarking on photography in the 1930s and working continuously until his death in 1990. His images capture the style of the twentieth century; from pre-war 1930s Britain and the austerity fashions of World War Two, the Parisian New Look of the 1950s and Swinging London in the 1960s, to the glamour and glitz of the 1970s and 80s. Working ‘outside the box’ and with an unconventional style, Parkinson gained recognition in his early years as...

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