The stylish innovators behind the London-based SHOWstudio are absolutely, positively brilliant! They’ve taken the props from iconic fashion shoots and catwalk shows and are selling them as art (and rightly so!). In their own words, “Nick Night and SHOWstudio curate an exclusive selection of one-of-a-kind creations by world-renowned designers, artists, set designers and craftsmen. Offering these unique collectors’ items for sale for the first time, SHOWstudio SHOP offers the unprecedented opportunity to purchase a true piece of fashion history.” They also have a brick and mortar shop in London that will also serve a gallery. Here are some of my favorite items! Above, bunny ears created by Shona Heath for a March 2009 portrait of Lanvin Designer Alber Elbaz for The New Yorker. Photographed by Tim Walker.
Poodle marionette created by Shona Heath for April 2008 editorial for British Vogue. Photographed by Tim Walker.
Victorian-style miniature greenhouse created by Simon Costin for the Autumn/Winter 2009 Albion Cosmetics campaign. Photographed by Tim Walker. Model: Coco Rocha.
Taxidermied Belgian tiger by Nick Knight for Spring/Summer 2010 Alexander McQueen PUMA campaign. Photographed by Nick Knight.
Life-size Toy Soldier uniform created by Shona Heath for April 2008 editorial for British Vogue, photographed by Tim Walker.
(All images courtesy of the magnificent SHOWstudio SHOP)