Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Press Release

Horst: Photographer of Style
14 May - 23 August 2015

Muriel Maxwell, American Vogue cover (détail), 1 July 1939 © Condé Nast / Horst Estate

A North American exclusive. Almost 100,000 visitors in London!

MONTREAL - The first major retrospective of the works of Horst P. Horst (1906-1999), a legendary artist and recognized master of light, form and composition. Working mainly in Paris and New York, he was one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers of the 20th century. Horst's photos appeared in countless issues of Vogue magazine.

The exhibition includes more than 250 prints and a number of haute couture dresses from celebrated designers, including Chanel, Lanvin and Vionnet. The exhibition also explores Horst's collaborations and friendships with Coco Chanel, Diana Vreeland, Marlene Dietrich and Salvador Dali.

A touring exhibition produced by London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Photos courtesy of McCord Museum

Fashion at the Museum

Horst: Sixty Years and Still in Vogue
Documentary by Gerald Scarfe (1992, 50 min., original English version)
Wednesday, July 15 and August 19, 2015, 6 p.m.
J.A. Bombardier Theatre in the McCord Museum

This documentary presents a comprehensive portrait of the photographer from his emergence in Paris between the two world wars and the pursuit of his career in the United Sates in the late 1930s. Using interviews with the photographer, family members and colleagues, Scarfe looks at his various creative periods. The filmmaker focuses on Horst's relationships with such acclaimed artists as Dali and Jean Cocteau, as well as major figures in the fashion world, including Coco Chanel. Heavily illustrated, this documentary highlighting Horst's importance as a photographer was honoured during Montreal's International Festival of Films on Art in 1993.

Documentary in English, without subtitles.

Free and open to everyone. Only Museum Members can make reservations. Places are limited; arrive early.

690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9
Phone: 514-398-7100

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