it was a happy moment when i opened my inbox to discover an invitation to an exclusive preview of an exhibition of Elliott Landy's photos (entitled Icons from Woodstock) hosted by Emporio Armani in Manchester. a 4-hour journey and a few train debacles later, i was at the polished threshold of the ultra-modern Armani store in Spinningfields, cocktail and canapes in hand, for what proved to be an evening of new friends, great clothes and stunning photography.
the Emporio Armani bar. i wonder if this is a permanent fixture at the back of the store?
spying on some glamorous heels. oh sneaky me.
skipping off into the sunset with one sweet-smelling goodie bag. i am now an Armani perfume convert.
about the exhibition:
From 1967 to 1969 Elliott Landy, an American artist and photographer, captured a number of soon to be iconic rock and roll stars such as Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison. His creative use of infrared film created some brilliantly colourful images that then went on to be used on record and magazine covers. The exhibition pays homage to an era that marked a great moment in the history of popular music and American culture.
the exhibition is on at the Armani store until MONDAY 7 MAY, after which it will be moving to Milan, so i'd absolutely recommend going if you're up north!
also thank you so much to Elizabeth at Armani for inviting me, i had an incredible time and it was so lovely meeting you.