Shaw images of Audrey Hepburn in London’s National Portrait Gallery

Mark Shaw images of Audrey Hepburns now in the permanent collection of London’s  National Portrait Gallery

This photo, by Clare Freestone of the National Portrait Gallery, shows Terence Pepper, curator of the exhibition Audrey Hepburn, Portraits of an Icon with Mark Shaw’s son David Shaw with wife Juliet Cuming Shaw , daughter Luna Cuming Shaw, cousin and the Mark Shaw Photographic Archive’s UK representative Madeleine Cuming Khoshab.  The National Portrait Gallery has added these two Audrey Hepburn prints by Mark Shaw to its permanent collection.  (Also shown are the NPG’s portraits of Hugh Cuming, ancestor to Mark Shaw’s daughter in law Juliet Cuming).

Mark Shaw x Narumi

A collection of tableware by Japan’s premier manufacturer

at the National Restaurant Association convention in Chicago

close ups

Master’s Thesis – Meghan Holly, George Eastman House

Meghan Holly
Master’s Thesis

Read Holly’s thesis, which she created while working with MSPA and the Motion Picture Department at the George Eastman House.

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Le Figaro – July 2017

Response Photo – July 6, 2017

A l’occasion de Paris Haute Couture et des 70 ans de la Maison Dior, l’exposition Mark Shaw, Paris Haute Couture se déroulera du 6 juillet au 3 septembre à la Galerie MR14.  Cette première exposition inédite  réunira les œuvres photographiques de Mark Shaw lors des défilés de Haute Couture des années 50 pour les maisons telles que Balmain, Dior et Balenciaga. Mark Shaw est le premier photographe a avoir utilisé la couleur dans les photos des défilés. il était également reconnu grâce à son travail pour la famille Kennedy. Sa passion s’est parallèlement élargie à l’univers cinématographique où il a reçu de nombreuses récompenses dans les années 60.

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Hip Paris – July 3, 2017

Beginning July 6, Exposition Mark Shaw: Dans l’univers de la haute couture – Dior, Balenciaga, Balmain is taking over the Marais. Head to Galerie MR14 to plunge into the world of haute couture, and photographer Mark Shaw’s portrayal of it.

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French Vogue – L’âge d’or de la haute couture dans l’œil de Mark Shaw – July 10, 2017

Gallery of vintage Mark Shaw images from the “Golden Age of Haute Couture” in French Vogue.

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Exhibition Mark Shaw at Melissa Regan Galerie MR 14, Paris – July 7-September 3, 2017

Haute couture and 50’s fashion… Dior, Balenciaga, Balmain

Melissa Regan Agency, with Mark Shaw photographic archive, present the first of a series of photographic expositions of Mark Shaw’s epic work.

Opening during Paris Haute Couture and the year of Dior’s 70th anniversary, the exposition Mark Shaw « Paris Haute Couture » takes place from July the 7th to September the 3rd at Galerie MR14 in 14 rue Portefoin, 75003.

The unprecedented exposition brings together the photographic work of Mark Shaw during the 50’s Haute Couture for fashion houses such as Balmain, Dior and Balenciaga.

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Photos by Julien Mouffron-Gardner from the July 7 opening

Elle Decor – April 2017

A 1954 Mark Shaw photo, of a model in a Balenciaga coat in Paris, appeared in the April 2017 issue of Elle Decor.

Incollect – Fairy Tale in Technicolor

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. . .

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