The McCord Museum presents a North American:

Horst: Photographer of Style

The first major retrospective of the works of Horst P. Horst (1906-1999). This touring exhibition is produced by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, where it obtained a huge success, with almost 100,000 visitors! Legendary German-American artist Horst was one of the 20th century’s most influential fashion and portrait photographers. The exhibition features more than 250 vintage shots that transcend time. In addition to the photographs, the retrospective will display sketchbooks, a short film, archival footage, contact sheets and magazines, as well as eight haute couture dresses from celebrated designers that include Chanel, Molyneux, Lanvin and Vionnet, all from the Victoria and Albert Museum collection. Also included in the exhibition are a number of less well-known aspects of Horst’s work: nude studies, travel shots from the Middle East, patterns created from natural forms, interiors and portraits. It chronicles his creative process and artistic influences, from Greco-Roman sculpture to the Bauhaus ideals of modern design and Surrealism in 1930s Paris. The exhibition also documents and explores his collaborations with such renowned personalities as Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Diana Vreeland, Marlene Dietrich and Salvador Dalí, among others.

”You exit feeling — or wishing — you knew him”
Nancy Durrant, The Times

”This man could do glamour like no one else”
The Guardian

Time Out

”An incredible journey into a work of a photography great”

For more information: 514-398-7100

McCord Museum
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Montreal, Quebec  H3A 1E9