A 1954 Mark Shaw photo, of a model in a Balenciaga coat in Paris, appeared in the April 2017 issue of Elle Decor.
In this 1955 photograph from Mark Shaw (1921–1969), top right, a model with alabaster skin reclines against a bed of ivy. She is wearing a Dior dress embroidered with gold—and ruby lipstick to match.
This photograph, now being offered by Liz O’Brien (New York) in conjunction with the Mark Shaw Photographic Archive, was originally taken for a cover story in the September 5, 1955 issue of LIFE magazine, the preeminent publication dedicated to American public life at the time. In the text that accompanies the photo shoot, the writer opines, “For fashion professionals at the fall collections, it seemed like the old Paris. The French designers were not attempting to enforce new shapes [but] were presenting a big showcase of beautiful and splendid clothes. These pictures give Americans a first chance to see in color the gay, rich and varied new Paris fashions.”
In effect, Shaw had staged a fairy tale in Technicolor, assembling a cast of immaculately-dressed models to gambol in the streets of the Marais. . .
Aston Martin Explores Modern Luxury With A Speedboat, Art Exhibitions, And Exotic Drives
Aston Martin makes beautifully sculpted motor cars. Lately, the marque has also been experimenting with other objects of desires, including a speedboat. The AM37, created alongside Quintessence Yachts, explores the carmaker’s design theme on water for an elegant vessel that stays clear of redundant ornamentation. Premiered in Monaco last September, she is currently on show at Yachts Miami Beach. The AM37 forms part of Aston Martin Art of Living, an off-shoot of sorts that offers customers a chance to explore the brand beyond the cars. It involves carefully crafted commercial partnerships – clothing and accessory lines, luxury apartments, wild experiences and exclusive exhibitions.
The latest, ‘Mark Shaw: A Moment in Time’, documents the work of the celebrated advertising and fashion photographer. Mark Shaw is best known for his portraits of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy. In the 1950s and 60s he worked with some of the most exotic film stars, personalities and designers of the time, his lens capturing the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Coco Chanel. He worked with Dior, Givenchy, Balmain – his fashion photographs gracing the pages of LIFE magazine. Upon his untimely death in 1969 at the age of 47, most of his work was put into storage where it remained unseen for some 40 years.
Relive the golden age of the Jet Set with Mark Shaw’s captivating snapshots
In collaboration with Aston Martin, ‘Mark Shaw: A Moment in Time’ will showcase exclusive imagery from one of the top photographers of the 1950s…
From Coco Chanel to John F. Kennedy, Mark Shaw has captured some of the world’s biggest public figures of the era in a light never seen before. His work in fashion and portraiture was lorded as some of the finest of its genre, and with this new exhibition, the public is given the chance to view works previously in storage for over 40 years. Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, and Dame Elizabeth Taylor are just some of the illustrious names to stand before Shaw’s lens, and for fortunate exhibition goers, a limited number of prints of these unseen works will be available at No.8 Dover Street, Mayfair.
6 February 2017, London:Aston Martin is delighted to announce the opening of an exclusive exhibition of images by fashion and advertising photographer, Mark Shaw at No.8 Dover Street, London. The display of captivating works from one of the 1950s top photographers will open straight after London Fashion Week on 23 February 2017 and run for six months.
No.8 Dover Street is Aston Martin’s brand experience centre located in one of London’s most sought after streets. The exclusive Mark Shaw exhibition entitled ‘Mark Shaw: A Moment in Time’ will reveal many of the hidden gems of his fashion and celebrity portfolio curated by the Mark Shaw Photographic Archive.
Mark Shaw had a prolific career and is best known for his portraits of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy. His charming images of celebrities from Brigitte Bardot to Grace Kelly, Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Coco Chanel and iconic fashion images celebrating the creations from Dior, Balmain and Givenchy graced the pages of LIFE magazine, the fashion magazines of the day and other publications. Upon his untimely death in 1969 at the age of 47, most of his work was put into storage where it remained unseen for over 40 years.
Marek Reichman, EVP & Chief Creative Officer said: “We’re excited to be hosting this beautiful collection of photographs from a bygone era at No.8 Dover Street. Mark Shaw’s work for LIFE and other publications has become a captivating collection and we are delighted to be able to share it with everyone who visits our brand centre.”
Visitors will be able to view images from fashion shoots for the top designers including Dior and Givenchy alongside iconic celebrity photographs such as ‘Grace Kelly Laughing’ and a rare picture of an unusually relaxed Coco Chanel in her apartment on the Rue Cambon in Paris. Fashion Designer Yves St Laurent and actress Audrey Hepburn also feature in this carefully curated collection.
All of the photographs in the Mark Shaw exhibition are strictly limited edition prints with less than 30 of each being available worldwide. Buyers* will join celebrities such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Cindy Crawford and Jennifer Aniston as owners of Mark Shaw prints.
Aston Martin at No. 8 Dover Street is open seven days a week from 10 am until 6 pm from Monday to Friday and from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
* Prices start at £865 including VAT for unframed prints.
Reception on February 24
Photos by Rachel Palmer
Photos by Madeleine Kohshab
Gallery CAMERA WORK is pleased to present the group exhibition »The Kennedys« from December 3, 2016. After the highly considered Kennedy exhibition in 2004, this year’s exhibition will be held in the context of the 10th anniversary of the Museum THE KENNEDYS in Berlin. The exhibition includes famous works as well as photographs that have never been shown before. Among the exhibited artists there are Yousuf Karsh, Elliott Erwitt, Will McBride, Steve Schapiro and Mark Shaw.
We are honored to exhibit the photographs from the Mark Shaw Archive. Shaw was the personal photographer of John and Jacqueline Kennedy. These intimate family and public images were made during the Kennedy’s “Camelot years.” Please join us for this special viewing of these iconic images being shown. In addition, some photographs are on exhibit for the very first time in the United States.
For the entryway of its new exhibition on Cuban painter Wifredo Lam, the Tate Modern (London) has used a Mark Shaw portrait of the artist. More Mark Shaw portraits are featured throughout the exhibition and on the Tate’s website.
Read about the exhibition on tate.org.uk.
After beginning his career at Harper’s BAZAAR in 1946, Mark Shaw has photographed pretty much every iconic name in the fashion world. Epitomising old world glamour, Shaw has featured Audrey Hepburn, Pablo Picasso, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Jackie Gleason, Danny Kaye, Cary Grant, Yves St. Laurent, Lee Radziwill, Nico of the Velvet Underground and Coco Chanel in his signature shots, always photographing them in a natual, casual light. This, alongside becoming the ‘unofficial’ family photographer for the Kennedy’s and through his work with Dior, has enshrined him as one of fashion’s most influential photographers. Now, in a collection curated by Jason Minty, a select range of limited edition photographs will be on show. This is an exhibition not to be missed.
Read the full story at HarpersBazaar.com