From Kate to Cara – Storm Model Management holds ‘Taken by Storm’ at Joseph’s Westbourne Grove Store
A new wave of super models, with their furry brows and all-weather leather, are stealing the thunder from the street style set. This gorgeous gaggle of girls taking the reins from the old guard can be seen in a new photographic exhibition – a collaboration between Storm Model Management, biannual art magazine, Centrefold and Manhattan Loft Corporation’s Harry Handelsman. Hosted in Joseph’s Westbourne Grove Store, the exhibition pays homage to all the great faces to have come out of Storm, from Kate to Cara.
‘Taken by Storm’ celebrates twenty-five years of the agency that gave us Kate, Eva, Cindy, Lily, Cara and Jourdan. Not to mention some very memorable, ground-breaking girls who forced us to do a double-take at our society’s concept of beauty and reconsider our narrow view of ‘ideal’. Namely - Devon Aoki, Lily Cole, Sophie Dahl and Alek Wek. Controversial in their time, these girls were not so much brave pioneers as fresh faces hoping for a big break and ending up with the kind of iconic, household name status that Storm seems to anoint its camp with. There were plenty of alluring girl-next doors types too, who so enamoured the world that they stayed under the glare of the limelight, shifting their shine to the small screen. Local golden girl Holly Willoughby, insatiably stylish Alexa Chung and Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson. The list is endless, as are the legs.
Storm founder Sarah Doukas had the pleasure of curating the showing, including previously unseen images, new talent pics and saucy shots of Poppy Delavigne, labelled ‘raunchy’ by The Telegraph. If you needed any more persuasion than that to visit the exhibition, the captivating camera work of top photographers, Venetia Scott, Guy Aroch and Centrefold founder Andrew G. Hobbs should be the tipping point.
The exhibition runs until 2nd May.
(All images courtesy of The Telegraph)