Style & Grooming

Tim Walker’s Romantic Shoot for Another Man Is Now on Show at the V&A

‘Push the Sky Away’ is part of Tim Walker: Wonderful Things, opening at the V&A this weekend

On Saturday, the V&A’s expansive new exhibition of Tim Walker’s extravagant, romantic work will open to the public. Celebrating 25 years of his practice, Tim Walker: Wonderful Things is the largest show of his pictures to date, featuring over 150 new images inspired by objects from within the V&A’s collection – from a series of stained-glass windows, Indian miniature paintings and jewelled snuffboxes, to erotic illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, a pair of golden shoes, and an enormous, 65-metre-long photograph of the Bayeux Tapestry.

The exhibition also features a story from the A/W18 ‘Romance and Ritual’ issue of Another Man – Push the Sky Away, which was the result of a collaboration between Walker and senior fashion editor-at-large, Katy England. Inspired by two objects in the V&A’s collection – a circular mirror and a plaster cast of David’s fig leaf – the shoot merges surreal fantasy with bucolic splendour, to stunning effect. Revisit the story in the gallery below and see it in real life at Tim Walker: Wonderful Things, from Saturday, 21 September 2019 until Sunday, 8 March 2020.