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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Where There's Smoke

Here's a juicy little story for the ages. In 1964, Helmut Newton was hired to shoot the latest Courrèges collection exclusively for Queen magazine. Of course he was also working for French Vogue, and when they got wind of the exclusive, all Heloise broke loose and he was summarily fired. Until, that is, along came the next editrix-in-chief, Francine Crescent. Helmut considered his fashion work during her regime his best. Launching November 30 at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, Fired is an exhibition of these photographs. Read all about it after the jump...