15.01.15 - 28.02.15 Guy Bourdin - Legs


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Guy Bourdin - Legs

15.01.15 - 28.02.15

French Vogue, Charles Jourdan, September 1979

Fujiflex crystal archive print

88.9 x 118.1 cm

 

 

Alongside the official unveiling of these newly released works at Somerset House London, the gallery is delighted to be exhibiting a selection of the ‘Walking Legs’, which are one of Bourdin's most loved Charles Jourdan campaign series.  Shot in 1979, the French designer and photographer used quintessentially English landscapes as the backdrop to this high-end campaign.  Photographed at locations on a road trip taken in a Cadillac from London to Brighton, many of the city and seaside scenes remain the same today and there will be familiar sights such as the London bus stop and the clasAlongside the official unveiling of these newly released works at Somerset House London, the gallery is delighted to be exhibiting a selection of the ‘Walking Legs’, which are one of Bourdin's most loved Charles Jourdan campaign series.  Shot in 1979, the French designer and photographer used quintessentially English landscapes as the backdrop to this high-end campaign.  Photographed at locations on a road trip taken in a Cadillac from London to Brighton, many of the city and seaside scenes remain the same today and there will be familiar sights such as the London bus stop and the classic park bench.  As with much of Bourdin’s work, the model is mysteriously absent – all that is left is a pair of mannequin legs, adorned with Charles Jourdan’s creations.sic park bench.  As with much of Bourdin’s work, the model is mysteriously absent – all that is left is a pair of mannequin legs, adorned with Charles Jourdan’s creations.

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