Celebrating 100 Years of Vogue

Anybody interested in photography, fashion, fame and magazines will find this an unmissable experience
— Alexandra Shulman, Editor in Chief of British Vogue

Starting on 11th February the National Portrait Gallery opens its doors to Vogue 100: A Century of Style, an exhibition to mark 100 years of British Vogue, tickets are available now and start from £15.50 (or free for members)! The exhibit will showcase a whole range of photography from various Vogue editions throughout the years, with over 280 prints from the Condé Nast archive.

 1939 Fred Astaire 

1939 Fred Astaire 

British Vogue was first published in 1916 during WW1, Condé Nast (Vogue’s publisher) had to deal with the restrictions of oversea shipping and paper shortages in America and therefore British Vogue was born! The first editor of British Vogue was Elspeth Champcommunal, the magazine was supposed to mimic it’s American sister however the new editor decided Vogue should be more than just fashion and in turn added sports, health and beauty, travelogues and editorials.  

 1973 Limelight Nights

1973 Limelight Nights

Vogue is definitely one of, if not the most influential fashion magazine in the world and with advertising spaces in its current magazines averaging around £40,000 for a full page spread it’s not surprising it’s full of the big names in the industry! For a magazine that is on average made up of 75% advertising it is almost surprising that Vogue is still so popular today. However having been described as the ‘Fashion Bible’ and always bursting with up to date trends in fashion, interior and lifestyle it's no surprise it's every fashion girls 'go-to' guide.

 1989 Claudia Schiffer in Paris

1989 Claudia Schiffer in Paris

Every big name in the industry has had their cover moment and I think this is a pivotal moment in their careers and when they know they've really made it! There’s no doubt about it, Vogue is the incomparable to any other fashion magazine in the market.

 2008 Kate Moss

2008 Kate Moss

The Vogue 100 exhibit focuses on the work of these amazing photographers to bring their work to life again and I really want to go! 

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
— Dr Nicholas Cullinan, director of the National Portrait Gallery

If you'd like more information about the exhibit please click here.

All images are credit to www.vogue.co.uk