Norman Parkinson in The Guardian: “40 Outrageous Photos That Changed Fashion”
Great to see Norman Parkinson’s photograph of Jerry Hall in The Guardian this week. This iconic image of the model standing on a USSR plinth in 1976 for British ‘Vogue’ was described as one of the “40 outrageous photos that changed fashion”.
When a team from British Vogue – including photographer Norman Parkinson, stylist Grace Coddington and model Jerry Hall – were asked to shoot in the Soviet Union, they became the first fashion magazine to receive such an invitation. Appointed a tourist guide, they travelled around with Parkinson pushing Hall, then 18, to the extreme. She climbed up oil rigs, stood on a specially commissioned plinth in the Red Sea and fell off a horse riding bareback.
The ArtistRenowned for taking his subjects out of the studio, fashion photographer Norman Parkinson broke the mould by photographing his models in outdoor settings and natural light.Norman Parkinson