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John French Fashion Photography

JohnfrenchV & A Print Shop is currently highlighting the work of fashion photographer, John French. Not perhaps as famous nor as synonymous with Swinging London, as David Bailey (who started off as his assistant), Terence Donovan or Patrick Lichfield, French was still hugely influential, in particular for his use of natural light and bringing fashion photography into the mainstream mass media.

After his death in 1966, his widow donated an archive of his work to the V&A museum, and it is reprints of these photographs that now being offered for sale. Around 150 of his works are available from the fifties and sixties, including several featuring Jean Shrimpton and others like the one pictured here of projections onto models’ bodies.

As with other prints from the V&A, you can buy them in a range of formats, starting at £5 for a 5” x 7” print up to £65 for a 20” by 30” print. The images can also be put onto rolled or stretched canvases with prices between £50 and £225. To see the full range, visit the V&A Print Shop.