Saturday, 20 February 2016

An afternoon of Vogue @100....

With London Fashion week in full swing, one of the must exhibits to see between shows is the celebration of Vogues 100th birthday at the National Portrait Gallery.
Vogue launched its first magazine in the UK in 1916 and has continued to be the most aspirational, and fashion leading magazine.  US Vogue's Anna Wintour is still one of the most influential women in fashion and most models & celebrities see the pinnacle of their career when they grace the front cover of Vogue . This exhibit showcases some of their iconic covers to its absolute best.
The exhibition is staged over several rooms, with each room having its own purpose or decade.
On entering the exhibition you are met by library stripes of vogue covers in glorious technicolour, seeing how the pencil drawn fashion covers evolved to the leading styled images of today.
Vogue 100: A Century of Style features work by many of the leading photographers, including Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, Irving Penn and Snowdon. 
More recent pictures by celebrated photographers David Bailey, Corinne Day, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, Tim Walker and Albert Watson are also included.
Some of my favourites include a fab image of the fab 4 The Beetles commissioned by Diane Vreeland and photographed by Peter Laurie in 1964.
Multiple images of Kae Moss feature including the iconic Brit Pop knicker flashing image by Mario Testino in 2008.
My favourite room was the 1990's and the fabulous Supermodel shoot whch featured 4 models that are still in great demand today: Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Cambell and Christy Turlington.
A Vogue exhibition would not be complete without an image of the late Princess Diana who graced vogues cover on at least 4 occasions; shot predominately by Patrick Demarchelier the image is stunning.
I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibition and is a must for fans of fashion, photography, styling and British  history. My afternoon was complete with another British institution of cream tea in the cafe crypt at the Gallery.

1 comment:

Rosemary Nardone said...

This looked like a wonderful exhibit I have this place on my to do list when I visit London in the future!

Saturday, 20 February 2016

An afternoon of Vogue @100....

With London Fashion week in full swing, one of the must exhibits to see between shows is the celebration of Vogues 100th birthday at the National Portrait Gallery.
Vogue launched its first magazine in the UK in 1916 and has continued to be the most aspirational, and fashion leading magazine.  US Vogue's Anna Wintour is still one of the most influential women in fashion and most models & celebrities see the pinnacle of their career when they grace the front cover of Vogue . This exhibit showcases some of their iconic covers to its absolute best.
The exhibition is staged over several rooms, with each room having its own purpose or decade.
On entering the exhibition you are met by library stripes of vogue covers in glorious technicolour, seeing how the pencil drawn fashion covers evolved to the leading styled images of today.
Vogue 100: A Century of Style features work by many of the leading photographers, including Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, Irving Penn and Snowdon. 
More recent pictures by celebrated photographers David Bailey, Corinne Day, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, Tim Walker and Albert Watson are also included.
Some of my favourites include a fab image of the fab 4 The Beetles commissioned by Diane Vreeland and photographed by Peter Laurie in 1964.
Multiple images of Kae Moss feature including the iconic Brit Pop knicker flashing image by Mario Testino in 2008.
My favourite room was the 1990's and the fabulous Supermodel shoot whch featured 4 models that are still in great demand today: Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Cambell and Christy Turlington.
A Vogue exhibition would not be complete without an image of the late Princess Diana who graced vogues cover on at least 4 occasions; shot predominately by Patrick Demarchelier the image is stunning.
I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibition and is a must for fans of fashion, photography, styling and British  history. My afternoon was complete with another British institution of cream tea in the cafe crypt at the Gallery.

1 comment:

Rosemary Nardone said...

This looked like a wonderful exhibit I have this place on my to do list when I visit London in the future!