London's V&A Museum reveals an exclusive video from its upcoming Horst exhibition
Original footage from the Condé Nast archive
The new exhibition at the V&A – which will run from September 6 to January 4 – is set to explore the German photographer's 60-year career, and will include archival footage from Condé Nast, as well as famed editors, such as Alexander Liberman at work.
The never-before-seen footage of Horst, that was shot from 1946 to 1947, will give viewers an interesting and new insight into the history of fashion publishing.
"In 2007, while moving the archive's film collection into cold storage, I pulled the 35mm film from the canister and held it up to the light. Right away I knew it had the potential to be the type of rare discovery all archivists hope to make a few times in their career," said Shawn Waldron, senior archivist at Condé Nast. "The fragile film was brought to a production house to be digitised. Sitting in the dark and watching the film projected for the first time, I remember being absolutely thrilled by what was on the screen."