Thursday, June 7, 2012

David Bailey And Jean Shrimpton Together (AGAIN) Well Sort of...

British photographer David Bailey and model Jean Shrimpton were fashion forces to be reckoned during the 1960s. Both individuals influenced what is now infamously known as thee 'Swinging London' era which saw the manifestation of the fashion and cultural scene. Bailey and Shrimpton created motifs which brought radical ideas inevitably still relevant till this day through Bailey's incomparable artwork.

Now, in the beginning of 2012, we saw the BBC produced film entitled, "We'll Take Manhattan", a vital movie depicting Bailey and Shrimpton's historic visit to NYC for a 1962 Vogue photo shoot.


"In 1962 budding young photographer David Bailey gets a fifteen guinea contract working for 'Vogue' magazine. For his first shoot,an Acrylan advert,he picks inexperienced teenage model Jean Shrimpton,who has left home to escape a bullying father and moves in with Bailey,despite his having a wife. When the magazine launches its Young Ideas feature,to capture a youth readership, Bailey and Jean are sent on a photo shoot to New York with the magazine's fashion editor Lady Clare Rendlesham. Lady Clare is incensed when Bailey defies her orders and shoots impressively unorthodox photos of his nervous muse,demanding his removal from the magazine. Vogue editor Ailsa Garland,however,recognises the innovative nature of Bailey's work and over-rules Lady Clare,giving rise to one of the most famous partnerships of the Swinging Sixties."

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