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Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia, March 1997

Hyères We Go to the Exhibitions

The other strand of the Hyères Fashion and Photography festival is the impressive exhibitions it pulls together and this year, Steven Meisel, Peter Knapp and Kris Van Assche are spotlighted.

The 24th International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères has now come to an end after an eventful weekend that saw Marite Mastina and Rolans Peterkops from Latvia picking up both the L'Oreal Grand Prize and the 1,2,3 prize for the first time in the event's history.  As suspected, menswear had a part to play in this year's winners, with Harald Lunde Helgesen from Norway and Simone-Pierre Toussaint from Belgium sharing the Swarovski prize.

The festivities live on though in the exhibitions which will be open to the public at the Villa Noailles until the 7th June.  Steven Meisel's iconic Vogue Italia covers (an astonishing 311 covers and counting...) form the main attraction of the exhibitions.  The empty pool at the villa has been taken over by Kris Van Assche who, as opposed to exhibiting clothes, has chosen to install music and flowers, bathed in Southern France light, in a collaboration with David Casini and Andrea Mastrovito. The reluctant fashion photographer Peter Knapp exhibits his prolific work at Elle, Stern, Vogue and The Sunday Times from the 50s-70s. Past Hyeres alumni like designer Swash, photographers Audrey Corregan and Amira Fritz also get to showcase what they have been up to since their success at Hyères. We bring you Vlog 2 that focuses on these exhibits, courtesy of A Shaded View on Fashion.

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All exhibitions will be open to the public from Weds 6th May until 7th Jun (open Weds-Sun 10am - 12.30am, 2pm-5.30pm)