Foyles selects Alexander McQueen for The Gallery

Bookseller Foyles has revealed unseen photographs of Alexander McQueen's work will be displayed at its gallery space in London's Charing Cross from 20 March to 3 May.

Inferno: Alexander McQueen was shot at the designer's AW96 show Dante
Inferno: Alexander McQueen was shot at the designer's AW96 show Dante

Inferno: Alexander McQueen by Kent Baker will explore backstage photos from the fashion designer’s seminal show, Dante. The images, which were all captured on film, are taken from Baker’s book of the same name that is due for release on 30 March.

Foyles has collaborated with cultural partnership agency Futurecity to curate The Gallery space in its flagship bookshop. To support the exhibition, the brand is hosting an ‘in conversation’ event between Baker, creative director of the showcase Olly Walker and Jean Wainwright, professor of contemporary art and photography at UCA, on 11 April.

Colin Ledwith, senior curator of Futurecity, said: "Kent Baker’s exceptional and beautiful documentary shots perfectly capture an emerging career caught in an electric moment, revealing just how much one man’s singular vision was destined to challenge and fundamentally alter notions of beauty through the lens of contemporary fashion."

The Gallery at Foyles opened along with the flagship store in June last year. The shop also includes two spaces available for private hire, including a 200-seat auditorium. 

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