Temporary exhibition

Norman Parkinson: Always in style

from Apr 19, 2024 to Sep 2, 2024
McCord Stewart museum

Known as one of the pillars of 20th-century fashion photography, Norman Parkinson dazzles the world from the 1930s to the 1980s with his sparkling inventiveness. He gives new impetus to celebrity portraiture, photographing the most prominent artists and celebrities, including Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Hall, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones and Jane Birkin. His long association with Vogue and extensive work for Harper’s Bazaar, Queen, Town & Country and other international magazines earn him worldwide recognition.

Celebrated for the liveliness, spontaneity and humour of his photographs, as well as for his use of outdoor locations around the globe, the British photographer helped change the static, posed approach to fashion photography with his impulsive, imaginative style. 

The exhibition features 79 of Norman Parkinson’s best-known images, as well as recent discoveries from his remarkable photographic portfolio and a selection of 56 covers of major magazines shot between the 1950s and 1970s. Several magnificent pieces from the McCord Stewart Museum’s Dress, Fashion and Textiles collection are also on display: 10 high-end dresses and ensembles made between the 1930s and the 1970s by French designers Christian Dior, Jacques Griffe, Jean Patou, Louis Féraud and Guy Laroche, Italian André Laug and British designers Digby Morton and Hardy Amies, plus four creations by Quebec milliners Fanny Graddon and Yvette Brillon.

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Exhibition

Temporary

Audiences

Adults
Children
Members

McCord Stewart museum

Address

McCord Stewart museum
690 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, QC H3A 1E9

Regular Schedule

From Jan 1 to Jun 24
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
From Jun 25 to Sep 4
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
From Sep 5 to Dec 31
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00

Holidays Schedule

Oct 9
10:00 - 17:00
Dec 26
10:00 - 17:00
Jan 2
10:00 - 17:00
Mar 4
10:00 - 17:00

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