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This small collection of images and text, testifies how the 1930s saw a revival of Classicism in Fashion and Fashion Photography. One of the most succesful photographer of the time was certainly Horst. The material extracted from his book “Horst P. Horst” , V&A (2014), describes why he, like others in his time, felt so attracted by the allure and Beauty of the ancient world.

LORD AND TAYLOR- Modele du soir plisse verticalment devant, c.1935, Photo 
George Platt-Lynes. Metropolitan Museum of Art. photography from book
“Mode des annees 30”  Gerard-Julien Salvy.



 
Lyla Zelensky, dress by Jean Patou, jewelley by
Mauboussin,1937 from book:” HoPhotographer of
Style Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

             


photography from book “Mode des annees 30”Gerard-Julien
Salvy PAQUIN- Robe du soir a encolure nouee, 1934.
Photo Hoyningen-Huene


 
Extracts from book“Horst Photographer of Style” V&A, 2014


 
Lud, dress by Alix, 1938 from book:” Horst, Photographer of 
Style Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2014







Cara Hemmet and Lud, dresses by Schiapparelli and Alix, “Close -up at the Paris Collections”, American Vogue, 15 March 193. From book:” Horst, Photographer of Style Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2014


 Helen Bennet,Paris 1936. Photographed by Horst P. Horst. From book “Horst photographer of style”. V&A, London 2014.





Extracts from book “Horst Photographer of Style” V&A, 2014