This autumn, London's Victoria & Albert Museum will present the definitive retrospective exhibition of the work of master photographer Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) - one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. In his illustrious 60-year career, German-born Horst worked predominantly in Paris and New York and creatively traversed the worlds of photography, art, fashion, design, theatre and high society.
Horst: Photographer of Style, on view from September 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015, will display 250 photographs, alongside haute couture garments, magazines, film footage and ephemera. The exhibition explores Horst's collaborations and friendships with leading couturiers such as Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in Paris; stars including Marlene Dietrich and Noël Coward; and artists and designers such as Salvador Dalí and Jean-Michel Frank.
The exhibition will also reveal lesser-known aspects of Horst's work: nude studies, travel photographs from the Middle East and patterns created from natural forms.