Ever since, like a Tim Burton of the fashion world, his giant-eyed dark angels and strange pastel-powdered cats have blinked into his lens, and out from the pages of a thousand fashion magazines – readers pausing as they flick.
Now, thirteen years later, the V&A has announced that the museum will stage the third solo exhibition of the inimitable British fashion photographer in September of 2019.
The announcement comes as the third instalment of a trio of fashion spectaculars that will take place in the museum in 2019.
Tim Walker with models: 2018 Pirelli Calendar
An enormous Dior retrospective will be the largest ever exploration of the house of Dior in the UK, and of a scale to trump the McQueen Savage Beauty show that wowed the world in 2015. This will be followed by the first ever Mary Quant retrospective – Brit-queen of the swinging sixties, and the inventor of the mini-skirt.
The exhibition will also explore and pay tribute to the work of his creative collaborators – from makeup artists and models to stylists and set designers.
Tim Walker and Rhea Thierstein, Vanity Fair
'The beautiful and eclectic objects housed in the V&A have influenced Tim since the start of his career,' Susanna Brown, curator of the Tim Walker exhibition at the V&A, told Vogue. 'He has spent months exploring our collection and delving deep into the museum stores to gain inspiration for his new pictures, which will form the heart of the exhibition. It will celebrate the contributions of his many talented collaborators and muses too. This is a project we've been talking about for several years, and it's going to be a spectacular show.”
While we wait for the strange wonders the exhibition will undoubtedly reveal in September '19, browse our favourite fashion-cum-fairytale moments here.
Tim Walker's pastel-powdered cats, 1998
|What||Tim Walker exhibition: V&A|
|Where||V&A, South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
02 Sep 19 – 06 Dec 19, 12:00 AM