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Kate Moss at the inauguration of the David Bailey exposition Stardust at London

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5 February 2014
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HUGO BOSS will be the main sponsor of the exhibition " Bailey's Sardust " the greatest work of the artist ever exposed. The event is held at the National Portrait Gallery in London from 6 February to 1 June 2014. Bailey 's Stardust will be the major photographic exhibition of the gallery with over 250 portraits.

Besides the presence of new works, this remarkable exhibition also offers a wide variety of photographs taken by David Bailey throughout his career, spread over half a century. The artist, known for his leading role as a photographer of British Vogue in the 1960s , has made his choice with reference to subjects and captured during the last five decades groups : actors, writers, musicians, politicians , directors , models , artists and people encountered during his travels. Many are well known, others not , but all proved memorable and fascinating . 

"David Bailey is a master in his field. Photography and fashion are intensely connected and we are very honored to be a partner in this great retrospective ," said Gerd Von Podewils , Senior Vice President Communication at HUGO BOSS AG World . As art and fashion are both inspired by the desire to capture the zeitgeist .

HUGO BOSS has started , here almost twenty years , an international program to promote the arts. Which has resulted in a large number of exhibitions and partnerships with high visibility.

Bailey 's Stardust appears as a new exciting element to be added to these activities.

Bailey 's Stardust is structured thematically, with iconic images shown next to strangers portraits. The title of the exhibition reflects a metaphysical notion that we are all done and all return to the state of dust ( Stardust English) . Bailey 's work is presented through a series of contrasting pieces - from Glamour to the depletion, from known to significant - and through images of skeletons and pregnancies, as a powerful meditation on the birth and death. Parts devoted to portraits of Rolling Stones and Catherine Bailey contrast with the remarkable documentary photographs that the photographer took in Papua and New Guinea during his expedition in 1974 and moving pictures of those severely affected by the famine in Africa is taken to support the action Charity Band Aid in 1985.