Lou Stoppard

Lou Stoppard is a London-based writer and curator. She served as Editor of fashion platform SHOWstudio for seven years, working closely alongside Nick Knight. There, she became particularly known for her live interviews, which included subjects such as Wolfgang Tillmans, David Sims, Kanye West, Peter Lindbergh, Peter Saville and Jonathan Anderson. She has written for titles including The Financial Times, Aperture, The New York Times and The New Yorker, as well as various international editions of Vogue. She has curated a variety of photography and fashion exhibitions, including Mad About The Boy, at Fashion Space Gallery, which considered fashion’s obsession with youth; North: Fashioning Identity, an exploration of visual representations of the North of England, at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool and Somerset House in London; and The Hoodie, at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, which looked at this much-debated garment. Her first book, ‘Fashion Together’, an exploration of collaboration was published by Rizzoli in 2017. In 2019, she edited ‘Shirley Baker’ for Mack and her most recent book, ‘Pools’, an exploration of the swimming pool in photography was published by Rizzoli in April 2020.