Happy Birthday Vogue! Celebrate with the National Portrait Gallery

The iconic fashion bible is turning 100 next year and to celebrate the National Portrait Gallery is showcasing their photos through the decades.

Running from 11th February to 22nd March, Vogue 100: A Century of Style is part of the celebration for British Vogue’s centenary anniversary, and will feature over 280 photographs and prints from the magazine’s publisher, Condé Nast’s archive, as well as international collections.

The exhibition will showcase the work of famous photographers and models and supermodels alike. David Bailey, Lee Miller and Tim Walker’s images will adorn the walls of the gallery, while Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer and even Charlie Chaplin are the subject of the photos.

magazine-250069_1280The director of the National Portrait Gallery, Dr Nicholas Cullinan said, “British Vogue has played a pivotal role in the development of photographic portraiture over the past century, commissioning leading photographers and designers to produce some of the most memorable and influential images in the history of fashion.”

The British edition of the magazine has been published since 1916, but today is known for its focus on high fashion and beauty. The editor of British Vogue is currently Alexandra Shulman who has held the post since 1992. She has been praised for her use of up and coming photographers, such as Mario Testino, and also for her aversion to size zero models – saying, “super-skinny models are no longer acceptable.”

In a response about the gallery’s exhibition, Shulman said, “These are wonderful pictures and each holds its own on the walls of the National Portrait Gallery, but they are also an integral part of the magazine. It is absolutely fascinating to see the change in styles as the decades pass, and the kinds of subjects receiving recognition in every decade.”

To find out more or to book tickets for the exhibition, please click here.

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