Mouvements de Femmes: Norman Parkinson by Roland Mouret Marking the Centenary of Norman Parkinson’s birth - An Exhibition curated by Roland Mouret specially for Bath in Fashion 2013
“I find the thing that excites me most about women is the way they move” said Norman Parkinson in 1984.
The Norman Parkinson Archive has worked exclusively with Bath in Fashion 2013 to stage a unique centenary exhibition which will celebrate one of Britain’s most influential and idiosyncratic fashion photographers. Not only will there be an opportunity to view some of the 20th century’s most iconic fashion images, but this exhibition also brings to light examples of Parkinson’s less well-known work, never publicly exhibited before.
Norman Parkinson (1913 – 1990) was one of the twentieth century’s best known and most prolific British fashion photographers. Active for over 50 years, he was instrumental in taking portrait and fashion photography beyond the stiff formality of his predecessors and injecting an easy and casual elegance into his images.
His photographs of celebrities, artists, actors and the British Royal Family are known throughout the world and have become icons of twentieth century style. Bath was a beautiful backdrop to a number of his images which will be centre stage.
Norman Parkinson defined a new style of photography which was more informal and full of life and movement. “My aim” he said, “was to take moving pictures with a still camera”. Parkinson took his models outside the confines of the studio and photographed them as real women in real life situations “If ever I took memorable pictures….it would have been because I insisted on seeing the clothes live- walked in , whirled and twirled in “ Parkinson wrote in his autobiography.
“When a woman moves she changes the world” Roland Mouret
This special exhibition is curated by French fashion designer Roland Mouret, who invented the famous ‘Galaxy’ dress, adored by celebrities For over a decade, French fashion designer Roland Mouret has created the most coveted of women's wear collections. The designer has defined the era of the iconic dress which have become known by a single name - Galaxy, Titanium, Moon - and have earned Mouret a reputation as magician, master of structure and silhouette and as a man with an intuitive understanding of the female form.
The exhibition is arranged by Bath based Bo.Lee projects who specialise in innovative exhibitions, events and installations.
Supported by bo.lee gallery and The Framing Workshop
Date: Exhibitions & Installations
Venue: The Octagon, Milsom Place
Time: 13th April – 12th May 2013
Information: 10.00 – 5.30 Tuesday – Sunday
Tickets: SOLD OUT