Fashion crowd celebrate opening of David Bailey exhibition

Fashion icons Kate Moss, Jerry Hall and Marie Helvin turned out for the launch of a new exhibition showcasing legendary photographer David Bailey’s greatest pictures. The British snapper’s work from across five decades is to be displayed at London’s National Portrait Gallery from Thursday (06Feb14), and a number of famous friends attended the official opening party on Monday night (03Jan14).
Some of his greatest muses, including supermodels Moss, Hall and Helvin, who was married to him in the 1970s, supported Bailey at the event, along with fellow guests including fashion designer Zandra Rhodes and Duran Duran star Nick Rhodes.
Speaking about his photographs of Moss and his original muse, 1960s model Jean Shrimpton, Bailey told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, “They’re the most peculiar women. I’ve never understood why everybody likes them so much. There are many more beautiful girls. But they’ve got this universal, democratic appeal. It’s like (Marlene) Dietrich and (Greta) Garbo in movies, they’ve just got this thing that makes them stand out.”
The exhibit, titled Stardust, runs at the gallery until June (14).