Bristol Saint Vintage: MShed Exhibition Bristol

Thursday, 23 February 2012

MShed Exhibition Bristol

The M Shed's 'An Eye For Fashion' Exhibition of Norman Parkinson's iconic fashion photography is taking place until the 15th April this year. The photograph's ranged from 1954 to 1964 and the M Shed have put pieces from their permanent collection alongside to continue to demonstrate just how special this time was for fashion. 
A great time to go is Wednesday 28 March as it is free entry.


Mshed's Programme


Black Cocktail Dress 1962 with 'Made By Wendy' Label and Coat early 1960's by Aquascutum

Some of Norman Parkinson's images of Jean Shrimpton were included and funnily enough, 'We'll Take Manhattan' was on a few days before I went to the exhibition, which had put me in the 60's frame of mind. David Bailey and Jean Shrimpton's photoshoot for Vogue in 1962 was revolutionary at the time and the BBC's portrayal of how it happened was very interesting to me. It seems so funny that now photographers are trying to be grittier and grittier whilst being original, whereas in the 60's shooting through a chainmail fence was seen as outrageous! 

Karen Gillan as Jean Shrimpton
Photo: BBC