David Bailey revolutionised fashion photography in Swinging London. Funny, outspoken, brutally honest and ferociously talented, he quickly became as famous as his subjects.
Growing up in working class East London, David Bailey’s dyslexia led to him being written off as stupid at school — but his drive and ambition led to his meteoric rise as a photographer.
In conversation with Design Museum CEO Tim Marlow, David will regale us with the exploits of his life in 60s London and New York, friendships and rivalries, headline-worthy love-life and, of course, his work photographing some of the most famous people in the world – from Elizabeth II to the Krays, Michael Caine to Mick Jagger.
It’s an unmissable night with one of the most entertaining and iconic British artists of both the 20th and 21st centuries. It’s a celebration of glamour, debauchery and cool with a legendary figure whose legacy straddles the worlds of art, film and fashion.
This event takes place at 6:30pm BST.