Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Over 280 prints from the Condé Nast archive have been brought together to showcase the remarkable range of photography that has been commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916.

The exhibition has been organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London in collaboration with British Vogue as part of the magazine’s centenary celebrations.

Spanning 10 decades and almost 2,000 issues of Vogue, 12 packed rooms track the magazine’s footsteps from 2016 back to its very first issue, beginning with Kate Moss — captured by Mario Testino and clad in a Britpop parka — and ending with a detailed insight into Cecil Beaton’s early work.

The exhibition illustrates what Alexandra Shulman, British Vogue Editor-In-Chief, describes as “a cultural record of our times”. “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.”

Vogue 100: A Century of Style is on now until May 22nd at the National Portrait Gallery in London.



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Having started her career in New Zealand as a fashion and beauty assistant, she then moved on to edit the online beauty magazine, BeautyBible. Since then she has created her own blog, The Refined Edit. Now based in the United Kingdom she has contributed to countless print and online publications including Style.com/Arabia. Follow her musing on Twitter and Instagram @gracieastewart.