Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour
9 Oct 2009 - 31 Jan 2010
Terrace Rooms, free admission
An exhibition to celebrate the publication of Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour
One of the great pioneers of fashion photography and a decisive influence on subsequent generations of fashion photographers, Norman Parkinson is famous for redefining glamour in fashion as something far more spontaneous and modern than it had ever been before him.
A lavish portrait of his long career from the 1930s to the 1980s, Louise Baring's Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour was published by Rizzoli in October 2009. To celebrate the publication of the book, a selection of portraits from the Norman Parkinson archive were on display at Somerset House.
The exhibition was presented in partnership with Somerset House.