The SHOWstudio.com Shop is pleased to present Blackwhite an exhibition featuring artwork by Cecil Beaton, Simon Foxton, Amanda Harlech, Michael Howells, Nick Knight, Irving Penn, and Peter Saville as well as iconic artefacts from Chanel, Maison Martin Margiela and Visionaire.
In tandem with the physical exhibition, SHOWstudio.com will broadcast performances by Judy Blame, Edward Griffiths and Gareth Pugh from the LiveStudio in Bruton place. Objects made during the LiveStudio will then be displayed in the Shop.
Blackwhite is conceptually limitless, structured only around the most celebrated aesthetic relationship in fashion: black and white. While the stark palette will tie the pieces together, the diverse range of mediums and objects visually makes way for new associations and investigations into the aesthetics of black and white.
Including Irving Penn’s famed portrait of Lisa Fonssagrives, Harlequin Dress (1950), and photographs by Cecil Beaton and Nick Knight that have never been exhibited, the show is anchored by the elegant simplicity of black and white fashion portraiture. Against the clarity of these carefully composed photographs, bespoke sculptures by Amanda Harlech and Peter Saville mingle among iconic fashion artefacts like Michael Howell’s ‘drained’ Union Jack, sections of floor from the infinity cove of Studio 4 at Park Royal Studios West London, Chanel Haute Couture headpieces made by Kamo for Karl Lagerfeld’s internationally-acclaimed S/S 2009 show, and two of Visionaire’s earliest issues, Black and White.
8 MAY 2010 — 19 JUNE 2010