Laurence Le Guay

(Australia 25 Dec 1916 – 02 Feb 1990)

Untitled (Fashion queue with masked child)

Location
Not on display
Further information

‘Untitled (fashion queue with masked child)’ is one of Le Guay’s most famous images, demonstrating his flair in finding witty and original ways of showcasing fashion. The photograph was part of a campaign for the wool manufacturer Villawool, and appeared under the caption, ‘Villawool goes to town’. Shot at a city bus stop, the queue parodies the line-up of the catwalk parade and also plays on the idea of the fashionable woman ‘being seen’ about town. Le Guay’s constructive and amusing approach contrasts models with children playing, businessmen and ordinary working women.

© Art Gallery of New South Wales Photography Collection Handbook, 2007

Year
1960
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph, vintage
Dimensions
32.0 x 56.3 cm image/sheet
Signature & date

Signed c. verso, ink "Le Guay". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1978
Accession number
123.1978
Copyright
© Estate of Laurence Le Guay