Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Untitled-11One hundred years long fashion story written by respectable journalist and captured by lenses of renowned photographers is now displayed at National Portrait Gallery in London.

British Vogue was launched in 1916 in response to the First World War which prevented the delivery of the original magazine from America to Europe. From the very beginning, the magazine has achieved huge success in the past hundred years has established itself as one of the most influential fashion publications in the world.

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The exhibition includes more than two hundred and eighty photographs drawn from the rich archives and some private collections.

British Vogue editor, Alexandra Shulman made a statement regarding the exhibition:

‘I am incredibly proud of this collection of exceptional photography and of the whole concept of the exhibition, which shows the breadth and depth of the work commissioned by the magazine as well as Vogue’s involvement in the creation of that work

…The National Portrait Gallery is a wonderful place for this show, which mixes portraiture and contemporaneous artistic style in the same way as much of the Gallery’s own collection. Anybody interested in photography, fashion, fame and magazines will find this an unmissable experience.’

The exhibition is set backwards  so that visitors do return to the past, first introduced to  the best works of modern masters such as David Bailey, Mario Testino and Tim Walker up to the legendary photographer Cecil Beaton last Millenium, Lee Miller and Horst P. Horst.

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Christy Turlington – Patrick Demarchelie, December 1987
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Claudia Schiffer in Paris by Herb Ritts, 1989
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Anne Gunning in Jaipur by Norman Parkinson, 1956
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Cecil Beaton’s ‘The Second Age of Beauty’
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