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W Flashback: Greatest Hits From Tim Walker’s Fashion Photography


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Since Tim Walker got his start assisting Richard Avedon, the British photographer has established himself as one of the most imaginative forces in fashion today. Case in point: A single look inside “Tim Walker: Wonderful Things,” his largest solo exhibition to date, is enough to convince you that the impact of his singular vision will continue for decades, if not the entire rest of the 21st century. Opening at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on Tuesday, the show takes viewers inside each corner of Walker’s brilliant, topsy-turvy world. That also means it takes viewers inside the archives of W, which for years has served as a creative playground of sorts for Walker—particularly when it comes to his ongoing collaboration with Tilda Swinton, which has taken the pair everywhere from the fantastical jungle paradise of Las Pozas to the Swinton family’s centuries-old mansion in Derbyshire, England. And yet, Swinton is just one of Walker’s many subjects over the years; in this magazine alone, he’s photographed a who’s who of Hollywood and the modeling industry, transforming Kristen McMenamy into a mermaid and even making Margot Robbie’s dreams of owning a slide a reality. Take a look back at those portraits and more of Walker’s many fantastical images from the W archives, here.

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Photograph by Tim Walker for W Magazine, Volume Four 2018.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, Volume Seven 2018.

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Photograph by Tim Walker for W Magazine, October 2010.

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Photograph by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2015.

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Timothee Chalamet photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, Volume One 2019.

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Jennifer Lawrence photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, October 2012.

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Photograph by Tim Walker for W Magazine, December 2013.

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Photograph by Tim Walker for W Magazine, March 2012.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, May 2013.

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Margot Robbie photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, Volume One 2019.

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Daniel Day Lewis photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, December 2017.

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Photograph by Tim Walker for W Magazine, May 2014.

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Eddie Redmayne photographed by Tim Walker, Volume One 2019.

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Photograph by Tim Walker, Volume Four 2018.

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Photograph by Tim Walker for W Magazine, February 2015.

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Photograph by Tim Walker for W Magazine, April 2014.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, May 2013.

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Tilda Swinton photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, Art Issue 2014.

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Photograph by Tim Walker for W Magazine, November 2012.

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Marion Cotillard photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine, December 2012.