My favourite images from the launch night of Master of Style. The exhibition was curated by Colin McDowell and celebrates the advertising imagery of Italian superbrands. McDowell invited Prada, Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni and Gucci to nominate the campaign images that meant most to them and explain some of the stories behind them. The mysterious, cinematic campaigns by Peter Lindbergh, Albert Watson and Aldo Fallai appealed most to me but I also loved the early advertising images for Missoni by illustrators Antonio Lopez and Brunetta.
Masters of Style is open til 14th August at Somerset House, Strand WC2
[Image credits top to bottom:
Peter Lindbergh/Giorgio Armani
Aldo Fallai/Giorgio Armani
Steven Meisel/Dolce & Gabbana