Fame! Are we going to live forever?


Here at the Coop, we have a huge passion for all things fashion and design. Take, for example, our Senior Account Executive Stephanie, who recently headed to the luxurious Design Centre Chelsea Harbour to visit its Fame Exhibition that ran in late October. DCCH is a venue we always keep a look out for in regards to upcoming events, as our very own Victoria + Albert Baths houses its specification showroom there. As art and design go hand in hand, we were keen to check out the Fame exhibition to gather inspiration and the context behind some of the world’s most infamous photography.



Photographer: Terry O’Neill

American actress Faye Dunaway takes breakfast by the pool with the day’s newspapers at the Beverley Hills Hotel, 29th March 1977. She seems less than elated with her success at the previous night’s Academy Awards ceremony, where she won the 1976 Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for ‘Network’


The Fame exhibition was an exclusive stand-alone photography exhibition celebrating the greatest icons of our time. It showcased an extraordinary collection of unseen photographs by Andy Gotts MBE, alongside a classic collection of icons by legendary photographers including Terry O’Neill, Douglas Kirkland and one of Vic’s personal favourites, Brigitte Bardot.



Photographer: Terry O’Neill

French actress Brigitte Bardot on the set of ‘Les Petroleuses’ a.k.a. ‘The Legend of Frenchie King’, directed by Christian-Jaque in Spain, 1971


Andy Gotts himself is a London / New York based photographer, most noted for his black and white portraits of Hollywood actors and singers. Since 1990, Gotts’s photography has been published internationally and has appeared in many magazines, including Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, Marie Claire, Empire, Hello!, Glamour and more. As well as these, his photography has featured in a selection of prestigious weekend newspaper supplements. The National Portrait Gallery also holds a selection of his work. Gotts was appointed MBE in 2012 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is one of the very few photographers to have been awarded such a status.


Gott’s unique style captures very private moments in time. He travels the world to photograph his subjects in their own home, alone with no assistants present. This allows Gotts to capture shots when they are most relaxed. This style is very unusual and is what makes his work unique – just the reason we like him!


Photographer: Andy Gotts


As an agency, LRR encourages its entire team to be bold and to be curious – taking an active interest in events such as these only further strengthens our team’s awareness of the world outside our PR bubble. Check out our Devon’s recent review of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s ‘The Future is Now’ exhibition here.


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