The McCord Museum welcomes the V&A’s traveling exhibition – Horst: Photographer of Style. Featuring ten themes, the exhibition holds Horst’s works from his sixty-year career as a photographer.

He is internationally renown as one of the most eminent fashion photographers of the 20th century. Entering his exhibition in the last hour of the Museum’s opening was not very strategic. Yet, this did not affect the stunning aesthetic oozing from the photos mounted up in each gallery. Horst managed to produce ideal lighting for his portraits, exposing the most beautiful details of the female face and nude male body. With today’s advancement in technology and ability to photoshop print to represent an ideal, we seldom remember how it was done in the 50s. In Horst’s photographs, retouching wasn’t possible therefore all flaws were visible. However, rather than flaws I saw individually and classic beauty that wasn’t determined by body shape, skin, nor eye colour. The way Horst photographed, imperfections made the photographs incredible and raw.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this exhibition, especially those working in the fashion or photography industry. Click the above featured video for the news story on the exhibition.

The McCord Museum will also run a contest from the June 1-30, 2015 – details here.

May 14 to August 23, 2015
McCord Museum
690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec  H3A 1E9