The legendary Karen Elson is styled by Amanda Harlech in ‘Deliver Us’, couture looks lensed by Tim Walker for Vogue Italia September 2018. Young designer and model James Crewe also appears in select images/ Hair by Malcolm Edwards; makeup by Lynsey Alexander
The photos are included in a new exhibition by Tim Walker — his third solo exhibition — at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, a fantastical event that will run from Saturday September 7, 2019 until March 2020. Designed by art director Shona Heath, one of Walker’s closest friends, the exhibition will include photographs, films, photographic sets and special installations, as well as a series of newly commissioned works inspired the V&A archive. This Karen Elson editorial ‘Deliver Us’ is one of those new works.
“The beautiful and eclectic objects housed in the V&A have influenced Tim since the start of his career,” Susanna Brown, curator of the Tim Walker exhibition at the V&A, shared in the press announcement. “He has spent months exploring our collection and delving deep into the museum stores to gain inspiration for his new pictures, which will form the heart of the exhibition. It will celebrate the contributions of his many talented collaborators and muses too. This is a project we've been talking about for several years, and it's going to be a spectacular show.”