Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Chris Moore:CATWALKING

Alexander McQueen Circuit Board Inspired Bodice and Trousers for Givenchy, Paris AW99. Image: Kings Place Gallery
Chris Moore has been at the forefront of fashion since the age of 18 and now his lifetime anthology of work has been collected together for a retrospective exhibition held at London's Kings Place Gallery. 

The exhibition document's Moore's life starting from when he worked as a photographer's assistant in the 50's to Henry Clarke, Norman Parkinson and Cecil Beaton at Vogue, all the way through to the creation of his online photographic library Catwalking.com in 2000. His catwalk photos have brought him international acclaim being used regularly in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Style.com and many more international publications giving him the title 'King of the Catwalk'.

Erin O'Connor modelling for Alexander McQueen, London AW99 Image: Kings Place Gallery

The exhibition is split across two floors of the gallery, emphasising the enormity of Chris Moore's achievements. He began covering the Haute Couture shows in Paris during 1967 moving on to become a regular at the catwalk shows that developed soon after. The archive features the shows of the world's greatest designers including: Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan but Moore insisted on the emphasis being placed on the British fashion industry, promoting London as an exciting and creative place to study Fashion. A wide selection of British designers feature in the collection with shows by Stella McCartney, John Galliano and Bruce Oldfield proving to provide Moore with his most iconic images.

Chris Moore: CATWALKING, which runs until 10th February 2012 is an exhibition not to be missed. Its central location and free admission means that if you didn't get an invite to this season's London Fashion Week, you can still experience the glamour and style that personifies the fashion industry.

For more information, visit the Kings Place website!

Backstage at Bill Gaytten's Couture Show for Christian Dior Haute Couture, Paris AW11. Image: Kings Place Gallery
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