Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography – Victoria & Albert

Erwin Blumenfeld, Model and Mannequin, American Vogue Cover, 1 November 1945, © Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld/Victoria and Albert Museum, London




Photography, Room 38a

V&A South Kensington
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

Opening Times: 10.00 to 17.45 daily – 10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

Admission: FREE

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The fashion photographer Irving Penn once described his work at Vogue as ‘selling dreams, not clothes’.

This display charts the evolution of fashion photography over the last 100 years through the work of leading practitioners, whose images go far beyond the simple recording of fabrics and surface detail. The photographs on display include both iconic and rarely exhibited works from the V&A collection by masters such as Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and David Bailey, alongside contemporary images by Steven Klein, Corinne Day, Rankin, Miles Aldridge and Tim Walker.

Information: V&A