Norman Parkinson Archive

Elegantly Papered pick Parkinson for British Journal of Photography feature

04 September 2013

The September issue of the British Journal of Photography is a fashion special and includes an article on the incredible magazine archive, Elegantly Papered. We are delighted that a 1969 American Vogue feature by Parkinson was amongst the chosen few!

The team at Elegantly Papered were interviewed and asked to contribute some of their favourite spreads (a very difficult task considering they hold around 20,000 publications)! Asked about their selection, they say "Parkinson...presented himself as an eccentric, old-school english gent wandering through the fashion world, but this spread shows us he had the depth and subtlety to make truly wonderful work. Grace and beauty never gets old; it feels as though this spread could have been shot yesterday."

Along with Parkinson, there are wonderful images by Pierre Commoy, Peter Knapp, Bruce Weber, Steve Hiett, Art Kane, Michael Cooper, Brian Duffy, Clifford Coffin and William Klein.