Last night saw the launch of Claire De Rouen Books' latest exhibition, A Fairytale about Fashion, showcasing work by a handpicked selection of contemporary fashion photographers, magazines, illustrators and designers. The popular Central London bookshop is renowned for its limited edition, out-of-print and latest fashion, art and photography titles and is a firm industry favourite: David Bailey cited it "maybe the best photographic bookshop in the world" and last week, Giles Deacon nominated it for his Vogue.com Loves slot. As well as its burgeoning selection of books and magazines, the shop regularly hosts exhibitions in its adjoining 'Exit Gallery'. Curated by Ben O'Connor and Jane Wilson, the gallery's latest exhibition plays host to a wide variety of fashion-related works, including a revelatory series of office interior montages courtesy of the editors of Acne Paper, 032c and Fanzine 137 (not dissimilar to our own Panoptican series, featuring the studios of Simon Foxton and Stephen Jones), original fashion illustrations and spreads from The Fashion Almanac, depicting the 'Favourite Advertising Campaigns' of key creatives including the graphic design duo M/M (Paris) and Jonathan Kaye.
A Fairytale about Fashion runs until 24th February 2009.