Friday, 2 September 2011

Corinne Day: THE FACE - Gimpel Fils Gallery Xx

THE FACE has opened at the Gimpel Fils Gallery -
An Exhibition of photographs taken for the Face 
between 1991 and 2 by Corinne Day.
She revolutionised fashion photography by taking 
natural and real images rather than
the normal high glamour 
- she found beauty and joyfulness wherever she went.

During London Fashion Week mid September Gimpel Fils 
will host the launch of 
Corinne Day's book HEAVEN IS REAL
Morel Books
ISBN 978-1-907071-33-1

The book will include previously unpublished photos 
taken between fashion shoots during the 80s and 90s 
and also shots from her documentary project on homeless teenagers in Berlin.
There will also be essays by Charlotte Cotton 
the Creative Director of the National Media Museum, 
and Alice Correia - Lecturer in Art History at the University of Sussex

Corinne died in August 2010 and on the Anniversary 
of her death the Gimpel Fils is honoured to celebrate 
Corinne Day's exceptional life and vision.

© Estate of Corinne Day, Courtesy of The Estate of Corinne Day and Gimpel Fils

We LOVE this shot of Kate and Lorraine Pascale! Xx

Here are shots from the Opening Thursday 1 September 2011

 The fabulous Kay Montano - Make up Extraodinaire, 
and the Mighty Sam McKnight! Xx
Kay wears Fringe Pope Ring by Solange Azagury Partridge

 Drinking Wine by 'Heaven is Real'

The lovely Lukas Gimpel - far right - with the picture
of Rosemary Ferguson in crochet top! Xx

© Estate of Corinne Day, Courtesy of The Estate of Corinne Day and Gimpel Fils

I remember this picture so well shot in Borneo for the FACE August 1991 
- loved it - down to the 
Agnes b skirt, denim waistcoat and
leather flip-flops from the Natural Shoe store 
- amazing reportage fashion photography
- an enduring image - brilliant! Xx

My daughter Sophie! Xx

all images above © Estate of Corinne Day, Courtesy of The Estate of Corinne Day and Gimpel Fils

One of Corinne Day's former assistants and Kay Montano Xx

Signing the visitors book!  yay! Xx

The Gimpel Fils is a wicked Gallery - gorgeous - right by Claridges! Xx
30 Davies Street W1K 4NB
Tel: 0207 493 2488

all images © Estate of Corinne Day, Courtesy of The Estate of Corinne Day and Gimpel Fils

The multi portrait of Kate seen on the right here 
is for sale in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery
where it also can be seen - and is printed in an edition of 10

The crowd outside the opening 1 September 2011
The show runs until 1 October - get on down to Gimpel Fils and buy yourself a print.
Get yourself a piece of Fashion History which is an ever growing and 
very important investment.

The Face Cover that made us fall in love
with Kate - and Corinne X
Indian Summer
July 1990

Above the Legendary Corinne Day Shoot with Kate Moss
Styling: Melanie Ward
Hair: Drew Jarrett
Make up: Shiralee Law

It was the Summer of 1990 FIFA World Cup Fever - in Italy
 - we watched every match! It was then that Gary Lineker was our hero
 - we at least made it to the semi-finals X 
I for one followed Melanie Ward
and went out and bought Birkenstocks from the Natural Shoe Store 
in Neal Street Covent Garden and thought they were the coolest thing
 - and wore them with Brazilian Football Shirts from 
Spike Denton's and black suede Agnes B 
shorts or Londsdale satin boxing shorts 
- lovely - lol! Takes me back! Xx

See you soon! J Xx

P.S. on 25 September at the Whitechapel Art Gallery 
from 4-5 pm Alice Correia will introduce a documentary
 filmed between 1992 and 2002 that Day and her husband 
Mark Szaszy made for BBC Four - a short film
made for MTV will also be shown.

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