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Tuesday, 23 April 2019
AND now for something completely different, writes Nigel Wigmore.
Aston Martin is hosting an exhibition of images by fashion photographer Mark Shaw at No 8 Dover Street, London.
The display from one of the Fifties’ top photographers will open after London Fashion Week on February 23 and run for six months.
No 8 Dover Street is a top Aston Martin London location. The exhibition, entitled Mark Shaw: A Moment in Time, will reveal many of the hidden gems of his fashion and celebrity portfolio.
Shaw had a prolific career and is best known for his portraits of Jacqueline and John F Kennedy.
His charming images of celebrities from Brigitte Bardot to Grace Kelly, Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Coco Chanel and iconic fashion images celebrating the creations from Dior, Balmain and Givenchy graced the pages of Life magazine, the fashion magazines of the day, and numerous other publications.
Following his untimely death in 1969 at the age of 47, most of his work was placed in storage, where it remained unseen for more than 40 years.
Aston Martin at No 8 Dover Street is open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm on weekdays and 11am to 5pm at weekends.
Visitors will be able to view images from fashion shoots for the top designers including Dior and Givenchy alongside iconic celebrity photographs such as Grace Kelly Laughing and a rare picture of an unusually relaxed Coco Chanel in her apartment on the Rue Cambon in Paris. Fashion Designer Yves St Laurent and actress Audrey Hepburn also feature in this carefully curated collection.
All of the photographs in the Mark Shaw exhibition are strictly limited edition prints with less than 30 of each being available worldwide.
Buyers will join celebrities such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Cindy Crawford and Jennifer Aniston as owners of Mark Shaw prints, with prices starting at £865 including VAT for unframed prints.
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin executive vice-president and chief creative officer said: “We’re excited to be hosting this beautiful collection of photographs from a bygone era at No 8 Dover Street. Mark Shaw’s work for Life and other publications has become a captivating collection and we are delighted to be able to share it with everyone who visits our brand centre.”