Last week me and a friend visited the lovely V&A museum in London to see the Horst exhibition which had caught my eye in my favourite sunday supplement magazine a month or so ago (thanks Culture Mag, keep up the good work). If you are a fan of either fashion, photography or pretty girls in corsets (girls – I’d say this is one you could take your boyfriend to without him getting bored in the first five minutes) I definitely  recommend a saunter to South Kensington for a peak into the past of an amazing career behind the lens.

Can you imagine a cooler or more glamorous job than working as a photographer, for Vogue, on collaborations with people like Salvador Dali in the 1930′s?

Because I can’t.

No, I really can’t.

Honestly, I’ve tried and I can’t.

The atmospheric feel of his pre-colour images from this time will absorb you into his work where a lovely use of light and perfect composition will have you dreaming in black and white. Then there are his rarely shown colour images. They are bold and striking in their original large format and at the time must have whipped up all sorts of 1930′s excitement. Anyway, I wanted to share a few images from the exhibition because I think they are beautiful.

horst_hat_dress

mainbocher_corset

horst_dali

horst_marlenehorst_hattie

horst_summer

 

And lastly – one more, not by Horst but of Horst…. because it’s also worth a mention that he was a rather dashing chap.

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You can catch Horst at the V&A until the 4th of January 2015. I even bought the exhibition poster, I haven’t bought a poster since I was like, 14.

Katie x

(All photo’s from the V&A website)