Barcelona’s Majestic Hotel to Host Jean-Daniel Lorieux’s Fashion Photography

Traveling to Barcelona in the autumn? The Majestic Hotel & Spa— which has been a landmark on Passeig de Gràcia since 1918— will be hosting a unique, month-long exhibition of fashion photography starting October 9. Jean-Daniel Lorieux first found fame in the 1970s with now-iconic photos for the likes of Vogue magazine. Over his 30-year career, Lorieux captured top models including Li Sellgren, Stephanie Seymour, Terry Tate and Karen Mulder, and celebrities like Mick Jagger, Farah Fawcett, Johnny Hallyday and Charles Aznavour.

Lorieux's work was acquired by the European House of Photography, and now his famous photos (1970s-1990s) will be displayed in Spain for the first time at the Majestic. Indeed the family-owned luxury hotel has a long-time link to the art world, drawing artists like Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. And there’s a 1,000-piece art collection displayed throughout the property, which includes works by Antoni Tàpies and Josep Guinovart.

Aria and Gudi, Spanish Welle 1975

The exhibition of Jean-Daniel Lorieux’s photographs will run from October 9 to November 9, 2019. Note that the exhibited work will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to a local charity. Fundació IReS is a non-profit organization that focuses on the social, psychological, and educational care of marginalized people who find themselves in situations of social risk or financial difficulty. 

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Karen Mulder, fashion by Celine, Madison avenue, New York, 1995

The Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona is a member of Leading Hotels of the World. The five-star hotel recently unveiled the results of a five-year renovation project overseen by interior designer Antonio Obrador. The 271 guest rooms include the city’s largest suite, a 5,000-square-foot penthouse pad that comes with private butler and chauffeur services.

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