16 - 28 September 2019
We’ve waxed lyrical about Tim Walker’s Wonderful Things at the V&A, but he wasn’t the only fashion photographer to open an exhibition this week. Offering the counter-balance, Venetia Scott’s first solo show presents a stripped-back selection of just 30 portraits arranged on white walls at 5 Carlos Place. In Fragile Face Lay Flat, Scott (also Contributing Fashion Director of British Vogue) draws on her own archive of inspiration; pulling out model’s faces from fashion editorials spanning over 12 years’ work, and cropping the frame so that the focus is solely on the women – rather than the clothes or setting. Familiar faces include Kate Moss and Elle Fanning, with the pictures arranged to hang at eye level meaning there’s an immediacy with which we lock eyes with the photographer’s subjects. Hosted in partnership with Sion & Moore gallery at the MATCHES townhouse in Mayfair, the exhibition is free but only runs until 28 September, so hurry.