SNOWDON BLUE EXHIBITION AT ACNE STUDIOS
A few days ago I was at the launch of SNOWDON BLUE, the first book to be published by the edgy Swedish fashion brand ACNE STUDIOS.
The book features a collection of sixty celebrity portraits taken by London born Photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones (better known as Lord Snowdon) and chronicles his fondness for the colour blue, in particular his creative use of blue shirts as many of the famous sitters, from Yves Saint Laurent to Lady Diana Spencer, David Bowie, Ralph Fiennes, Britt Ekland and Sybille Bedford, are wearing shirts belonging to Snowdon himself.
This is a touring exhibition and the sixty portraits will be presented in the ACNE STUDIOS stores in London Paris and Stockholm. If you haven’t made it yet pop down at the London Store at 13 Dover Street and check it out before it finishes: tomorrow is the last day!
David Bowie’s portrait at the exhibition: he is wearing one of the photographer’s own blue shirts…LOOOVE! ♥♥♥
To coincide with the launch of the book, ACNE STUDIOS have designed a limited edition of blue shirts inspired by the ones worn in Snowdon’s portraits and by his use of the colour blue in the pictures.
They come in different shades and four styles called ISHERWOOD, CHATWIN, SNOWDON and PJ. Check out my selection below and tell me you did not fall a little bit in love?
My favourite is definitely the PJ shirt … Love at first sight! ♥
If you are passionate about photography…There is also a more exclusive series of five prints, featuring Agatha Christie, Serge Gainsbourg, Georg Baselitz, Britt Ekland and Ian McKellen each in a signed and numbered limited edition of twenty, presented in a cloth-bound portfolio and available to buy at £1200. Each print has been personally inspected, signed and numbered by Snowdon to verify its authenticity. For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below a snapshot of Britt Ekland’s portrait at the exhibition.
Lord Snowdon began his career as a photographer in 1951. His work touches many different areas spanning from theatre, fashion, dance, film documentaries and reportage. He is known for his portraits of outstanding personalities such as Hockney, Freud, Dietrich, Nuryeyev, Tatcher, Blair, Bowie, Mercury and the Queen. He still works today from his studio-house in Kensignton.