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guy bourdin's long-lost leg shots resurface in a new exhibit

Michael Hoppen Gallery to display Bourdin's vintage shots for Charles Jourdan.

by i-D Team
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Feb 6 2015, 5:34pm

To coincide with Image Maker, the UK's largest ever exhibition of the world renowned fashion photographer, Guy Bourdin, at Somerset House, the Michael Hoppen Gallery will be unveiling a rare selection from Walking Legs, Bourdin's iconic 1979 campaign for Charles Jourdan. With the model mysteriously absent, save for a pair of mannequin legs, adorned with some exquisite Charles Jourdan creations, and shot against quintessentially English landscapes, taken while on a road trip from London to Brighton in a Cadillac, the campaign is one of his most surreal.

Guy Bourdin: Walking Legs will be showing at the Michael Hoppen Gallery from 6th Feb to 28th March

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Images © Guy Bourdin Estate. Courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery