Sunday, 6 November 2011

'Making it Up as we go Along' - 20 yrs of Dazed & Confused Xx

(photo Dave Bennett)
Jefferson Hack and Rankin
the creators of Dazed and Confused

photo: jenny palmer

So on Thursday morning I went to the Press Breakfast at Somerset House 
Jefferson Hack and Emma Reeves - the curators took us around the Exhibition.

Somerset House was originally a purpose built office block for 
the Civil Service & Navy
It is now running an arts centre & exhibitions
and of course our lovely LFW twice a year.
Jefferson Hack has made yet Another a master stroke at choosing 
Somerset House for the Exhibition of the book

'making it up as we go along'
by Jefferson Hack and RANKIN
published by Rizzoli
available in the bookshop there 
or click on the Amazon link below

Jefferson Hack by the picture 'TV is boring' that opens the Exhibition

The Exhibition is curated by Jefferson Hack & Emma Reeves  
Designed by Jack Flanagan who has
worked with Meisel & Testino
the installations showing magazine spreads have mirrored sides
reflecting Dazed's synergy of art meets music meets culture - politics
- fashion etc
there is work here from all the greats - a huge portrait by juergen teller
of Yves saint laurent looks over us in the first room along with works by
terry richardson - the great man rankin, solve sunsbo, david sims, 
and of course Nick Knight, and there are
commissioned projects by artists 
jake & dinos chapman, sam taylor-wood, Damien hirst all included in the show.

Spanning 20 years the exhibition represents photography that covers the range
of the huge speed of change of digital technology that has happened

getting the negatives involved one photographer searching in his mom's garage
while now with digital files images are much easier to store and locate.

The Exhibition runs from
4 November 2011 - 29 January 2012
open daily 10.00 - 18.00
admission  free

 (photo: abby bennett)

 me & Jefferson Hack at the Press Breakfast

photos: jenny palmer
sussanah lau aka susie bubble

check her amazing blog on

she worked at Dazed from 2008-10

Nick Knight's photomontage
designed 10 years before the invention of todays Apple Applications
you swipe over to reveal fresh set of images

Jefferson Hack and Emma Reeves curators of the exhibition

Emma Reeves worked at dazed 1999 - 2007

(all pictures above except where credited : jenny palmer)

images in Alexander McQueen cover room

Check the Article by Simon Mills in ES Magazine on Friday
when he interviews Jefferson
'still dazed after all these years'

So on Thursday 3 November 'Making it up as we go Along'
the Exhibition opens at Somerset House.

The Exhibition of the Book
published by Rizzoli £35

Here are some pictures from the opening party and 
the after party at the W Hotel

The guests included Gemma Arterton, Jaime Winstone, Shingai Shoniwa of the
Noisettes (who looked completely fabulous and even changed for the W party), Henry Holland, Cara & Poppy Delevigne, Sadie Frost, Peter Blake, Gareth Pugh,
Amber le Bon, Katie England, Bobbie Gillespie, Ronnie Scott Newhouse, Katie Grand
and of course Kate Moss.

All pictures by the lovely Dave Bennett.

Motorola Razr were Sponsors
as were Mercedes who took everyone to the W Hotel
for the aftershow party

The Amazing - the incredible Mister RANKIN

Michael Stipe

After Party sponsored by ALL SAINTS at the W Hotel

the cocktail was the 'Absolute Dazed'
Absolut Vodka, Lime and Raspberry

We LOVE Dazed and Confused! Xx

and we completely love 'making it up as we go along' ...

until next time J Xx

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