RICHARD YOUNG’S PRET A PHOTO

Marvin Gaye, London, 1976

The Richard Young Gallery presents Pret a Photo, an exhibition from the archives of British celebrity photographer Richard Young. Pret a Photo includes a selection of exclusive photographs taken during the last 4 decades.

“The Seventies and Eighties represent the best era in celebrity photography. Fashion powerhouses – Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior started to throw the most fantastic parties. Champagne was always flowing, canapés were endless, and parties lasted into all hours of the night. Celebrities were happy to let their guard down and this made for fabulous photographs.”-Richard Young

At Richard Young Gallery until January 31st, 2013

Below, some photographs from his first “Pret A Photo” exhibition featuring parties from the 70’s and 80s as well as some of the images from the current exhibition.


Bad Behaviour, Fiorucci Party, London, 1978

 

Ladies Who Drink & Smoke, Embassy Club, London, 1981

 

Fight War Not Wars, C.N.D Demonstration, London, 1982

 

Freddie and Tiffany At Home, London, 1988

 

U.S.A Needs Great Britain, London, 1979

 

Lovers in New York, 1983


The Embassy Club, London, 1979


Oh-La-La Art, Langan’s Brasserie, London, 1982

 

Paula Yates and Steve Strange Whispering, London 1982


Cartier Party, Paris, 1980

 


Sophia Loren, London, 1982


Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger and Rupert Everett, Chelsea, London, 1980

 


Vivienne Ventura, Supermarket Sweep, London, 1983

 

Whitney Houston, London, 1986


Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Royal Albert Hall, London, 1985

 

Cheers Dears, London, 2005

 

 

mbassy Club, London, 1979; C-Print; 16″ x 12″; Edition of 25

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