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Guy Bourdin

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To coincide with the UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin at Somerset House, the Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to exhibit a wonderful group of images Walking Legs.

Officially being unveiled alongside Somerset House’s show Image-!Maker!, Walking Legs, is one of Bourdin's most loved Charles Jourdan campaign series. Walking legs was shot in 1979 by the French designer and photographer using quintessentially English landscapes as the backdrop to this high-end campaign.

Photographed at locations on a road trip taken in a Cadillac from London to Brighton, many of the city and seaside scenes remain the same today and include familiar sights such as the London bus stop and the classic park bench. As with much of Bourdin’s work, the model is mysteriously absent – all that is seen is a pair of mannequin legs, adorned with Charles Jourdan’s creations.

For further information visit: Michael Hoppen Gallery

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