The Charlotte art scene is abuzz with several incredible exhibitions at the museums and galleries this fall. One of the most highly anticipated shows brings together three of my favorite themes…fashion, interiors, and photography. SOCO Gallery will be hosting “Around That Time: Horst at Home in Vogue.” Produced by Ivan Shaw and edited by Hamish Bowles, the publication is the world premiere of available photographs from Vogue’s archives of images by legendary photographer Horst P. Horst. A selection of limited edition prints from the monograph will be made for SOCO Gallery. The rare color photographs show a glimpse into the aristocratic world caught on film by Horst in which he turned lifestyle journalism into a modern art form.
Horst P. Horst (German/American, 1906-1999) originally wanted to be an architect. He arrived in Paris in 1930 to study architecture with Le Corbusier. A serendipitous meeting with Vogue photographer George Hoyningen-Huene changed his focus from architecture to photography. His passion for design is evident in his work from his use of composition, play of light and dark, and incorporating interiors into his work.
“The 100-plus Vogue features the photographer shot between 1963 and 1988 were style documentaries, each starring an international personality in his or her natural habitat and with precious little interference. “Horst didn’t move a single chair or bring in extra flowers,” says Gloria Vanderbilt, whose New York City bedroom, all patchwork quilts paneling the walls and fabric scraps glued to the parquet, was immortalized in 1970. “He showed how we really lived.” –Architectural Digest, September, 2016
SOCO describes the new monograph, “as a tribute to the landmark, Vogue’s Book of Houses, Gardens, People (1968), which chronicled important moments in Vogue’s history and in the international high society at large. From his renown as a leading fashion photographer of his time and the support of iconic Vogue Editor Diana Vreeland, Horst P. Horst developed and intense interest in seeing the world’s great homes, whose owners included Yves St. Laurent, Doris Duke, Emilio Pucci, Cy Twombly, and Marella Agnelli, among other royalty, celebrities and diplomats. The photographs captured by Horst P. Horst suspend the essence of society, politics, and art in the mid-20th century and represent a true “who’s who” of the day.”
Each work comes in both 16″ x 16″ size, as well as 36″ x 36″. For more information about the exhibition, or to pre-order a book, click here. The opening reception and book signing is Wednesday, October 12th from 6:00-8:00PM at SOCO Gallery located at 421 Providence Road.
Finally, to learn the story behind SOCO Gallery, watch below…
Leave it to the brilliant minds at Vogue to come up with another artistic Easter commission. After the success of last year’s customized Easter eggs, this year the magazine received many extraordinary submissions from the most creative minds in the arts, fashion and design. See below for my personal favorites…
|A ravishing rabbit made of succulents, greenery, and a sparkling sapphire eye
by event planner extraordinaire Bronson van Wyck.
|Fashion designer Peter Som used scraps from a spring runway look to create this beautiful bunny.
The fabric was originally used for a multi floral cropped pantsuit.
|Joseph Altuzarra used influences from his upcoming fall line such as
gold coins and embroidery to adorn this furry friend.
|Billy Reid used scraps from his famous patchwork jackets made
from salvaged quilts to design this custom creature.
|Prabal Gurung’s bunny is wearing a pre fall 2012 silk and wool kaleidoscope print ruffled dress.|
|The Easter Bunny- hip hop style by Nicolas Kirkwood|
|Made out of leather and painted by hand, this bunny by artist George Esquival
was inspired by Jackson Pollock “without all the angst.”
|Model and artist Sasha Pivovarova designed this adorable runway-ready creature in under a week.|
|Easter camoflauge by Christopher Raeburn|
|My children’s favorite bunny made entirely out of jelly beans by candy queen Dylan Lauren.|
All images by Marko MacPherson, Vogue.
For the full story, please click here to read “Down the Rabbit Hole.”