We proudly present Gallery @ Spring, an exhibition curated and produced by Silverlake Photography in collaboration with Spring Studios, LIFE and Duggal Visual Solutions. Delving into the LIFE archive, the exhibition features iconic images of New York from the 1940’s to the 1970’s, and is the first major exhibition of LIFE’s fashion photography.
16 June 16 – 30 Aug 16 | Spring Studios | 6 St Johns Lane
Developed in collaboration with Time Inc.’s LIFE Photo Archives, the exhibition features work from three of the four original LIFE photographers — Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstaedt and Peter Stackpole – and other seminal photographers such as Yale Joel, Nina Leen and Gordon Parks. The photographs feature iconic fashion as well as fashion icons Audrey Hepburn, Eartha Kitt, Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt and Marilyn Monroe. This fascinating collection of photographs includes one of LIFE’s most famous images: Eisenstaedt’s “V.J. Day.”
“We want to celebrate fashion in New York, especially from the time when New York started to set the pace for international fashion, through the images of a New York institution such as LIFE,” says Eleonora Flammini, the Director of Silverlake Photography, who with Javier Sirvent, has curated the exhibition.
“This year marks the 80th anniversary of LIFE and we’re delighted to share a glimpse of our archives with Spring Studios. To see the fashion photography of Gordon Parks, Nina Leen and Gjon Mili presented together at this scale is unprecedented,” said Jill Golden, manager of the LIFE Photo Archives.
Image credits, left to right | Woman walking down a New York street in a Givenchy bag dress, 1957. Photograph by Yale Joel. © Time Inc. All rights reserved. | Janet MacLeod wearing a veiled hat designed by Lilly Daché, New York, 1937. Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. © Time Inc. All rights reserved. | Three models wearing Balenciaga evening dresses inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec paintings, New York, 1951. Photograph by Gjon Mili. © Time Inc. All rights reserved.