Vogue 100: A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery
Mapping the evolution of fashion, photography, and celebrity over the last 100 years, Vogue celebrates its centenary with a must-see exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery.
Although best known for their trend-setting fashion insights, Vogues’ photography is what’s elevated it from monthly mag to required reading. A list of its contributors is a who’s who of photography: Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Man Ray et al have all graced its pages with their paradigm-shifting approaches to their medium - and all these artists and more have now been brought together in one exhibition of iconic images.
What makes this exhibition stand out is its focus on process and authenticity. Instead of just selecting a ‘best of’, curator Robin Muir has opted to make the exhibition from the blemished original prints that were used to make Vogue. The result is a show that covers not just the last century of fashion photography, but offers an insight into the process of making the world’s most iconic magazine.
The exhibit runs until 22nd May, tickets and further information can be found here. Find the nearest Whistles store to the National Portrait Gallery here.