Last night the Gimpel Fils gallery in Mayfair opened the doors to its brand new exhibition, a retrospective of pictures that fashion photographer Corrine Day
took for The Face, and team ELLE headed down to take a look.
The biggest draw, of course, are the pics of Kate Moss
, taken in Borneo at the start of her career and before her rise to supermodel status. If ever there was a slice of modern fashion history to see up-close and personal its surely this: iconic black and white shots taken by a sadly deceased photographer of a teenage before-she-was-famous model for a now defunct but once cutting edge magazine.
Teenage Kate is not the only star of the show. Lorraine Pascale, the model-turned-chef, crops up along with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. And the grid-like picture made up of Moss different facial expressions, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in 2007, is also on show.
Exclamations in the room were split between Look how young she looks! (about la Moss, naturally) and Look how nineties it is!, and we came away with a sudden nostalgic desire to break out our Doc Martens and crimping irons. The exhibition runs for the next month, so make sure you pop down and take a look.
Corinne Day: THE FACE, 1 September-1 October 2011 at Gimpel Fils, 20 Davies St. London W1K 4NB. All photographs courtesy of The Estate of Corinne Day & Gimpel Fils, London.
Read more about the exhibition here...