Norman Parkinson Archive

"Norman Parkinson: Portraits in Fashion" by Robin Muir

Now available, a newly updated hardback edition of Norman Parkinson: Portraits in Fashion by Robin Muir, with additional images!
2 July 2015

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New Limited Edition Print - Jerry Hall, Jamaica, Vogue, 1975

We have just released our newest limited edition print, "Jerry Hall, Jamaica, Vogue, 1975"!
3 July 2015

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Charlotte Tilbury X Norman Parkinson

New limited edition collection unveiled!
10 March 2015

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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

National Portrait Gallery, London
2 July to 18 October 2015

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From the Archive

Clothes in the sun, Pigeon Point, Tobago, May 1956

Clothes in the sun, Pigeon Point, Tobago, May 1956

Wenda Parkinson in Tobago
“Clothes in the sun”, British Vogue, May 1956 

First essential for any sun-and-sea holiday – a swimsuit with this summer’s new look of brilliant, patterned exuberance. This one is bright as a parakeet, in vivid emerald green”

Wenda (an actress, model and later a writer) first met Norman Parkinson after they were introduced by fellow photographer, Cecil Beaton. Parkinson and Wenda worked together for Vogue on countless occasions – she was his most enduring muse and features in many of his most iconic images. They were married in 1947 and remained together for the rest of their lives.