Fashion In Exhibition: The Power Of Three

Guy Bourdin: Image Maker

Guy Bourdin, Vogue (1977), Paris
Guy Bourdin, Vogue (1977), Paris

“His relative obscurity was not an accident. Bourdin refused to exhibit or sell his fashion photographs; he turned down offers to publish monographic studies of his work; the only “book” he ever made was a lingerie catalogue for Bloomingdale’s in 1976. At the height of his career, Bourdin’s work was exclusively visible on the pages of fashion magazines, an intrinsically perishable medium. He embraced the way his images were consumed and then thrown away. This transience corresponded to the enigmatic public persona Bourdin projected.”-

– 15 March 2015

Somerset House 

Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty 

“Savage Beauty attracted more than half a million visitors in its only previous outing, at the Met Museum in New York, where it shattered expectations to become the second most popular show in the history of that museum.”- Jess Cartner-Morley

14 March- 2 August


Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL


Photo By Foundation Pierre Berge/Yves Saint Laurent Photograph by Luc Castel

“The Bowes Museum is a natural destination given its exceptional work with fashion and textiles; the museum and its location also clearly reflects Saint Laurent’s, and my own, passion for inspiring, timeless places. It is the perfect setting for us – a museum built as a French chateau, in the age of the Second Empire.”- Bergé

11 July – 25 October

The Bowes Museum 

Newgate, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP


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