Fashion: Stars expose themselves

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The Independent Culture
WE MAY surround ourselves with stylish coffee-table books and fashion glossies, but rarely, if ever, do we get a chance to buy those iconic images and hang them proudly on our walls? Fancy a David Bailey? How about a Mario Testino? Or a Steven Meisel anyone?

"Fashion Exposures", a sale and exhibition of contemporary photography, with framed and signed images donated by a stellar spectrum of star snappers, is the place to find such treasures.

The exhibition, now in its 11th year, works in conjunction with the charity Fashion Acts, the British fashion industry's initiative that aims to raise both funds and awareness for people affected by HIV and Aids.

This year, as well as helping the public to get their hands on the work of top photographers, the organisers also sent a bunch of celebrities an Olympus I-Zoom camera each, with which to record their own memorable moments.

Here's your chance to see what Noel Gallagher, Mick Jagger, Ruby Wax and Jude Law came up with, not to mention Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. Prints range from pounds 50-pounds 1,000 and all proceeds go to Fashion Acts. Now, where to hang that Paolo Roversi...

Rebecca Lowthorpe

`Fashion Exposures': 20th-Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA (enquiries: 0171-229 7348) 12 November, 12pm-7pm; and 13 November, 11am-7pm