We may be more familiar with the subject of a fashion photograph, but this weekend is the turn of one of the most prolific figures behind the camera to get attention. Chris Moore, the reigning king of catwalk photography, is organizing his first exhibition at the Bowes Museum in Durham County since Saturday.
Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore will document the value of 60 years of images from the international collections that take place in New York, London, Milan and Paris, with more than 200 original photographs hand-picked by Moore in programs such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton. Far from understanding simple runway images, Moore’s file goes back to haute couture salons, before the ready-to-wear fashion show as we know it (with photographers huddled in his backpack at the end of the catwalk on the plinth known as “the riser”) even existed. This makes it a photographic journey through the most elegant memory lines.