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VOGUE 100: A CENTURY OF STYLE AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Posted by Sabi in Inspiration, About Town, Travel with 0 comments

On a rare sunny day in the capital, we paid a visit to one of our favourite galleries in London for this season’s most talked about exhibition.

The success of the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery became evident the moment we arrived: 11.30am on a Thursday morning and we found ourselves in the midst of a significant crowd of well-dressed women. Surprisingly few men were to be seen.

One of the most astounding things we discovered at the exhibition was that Vogue, that great pantheon of fashion, once cost 50p. Can you imagine?

Aside from that, climbing the walls of the gallery are iconic images of the world’s most recognisable faces, including Kate Moss and that other symbol of high fashion, Margaret Thatcher, all representing Vogue’s responses to the world around it.

Our favourite part of the exhibit was the interpretation of Vogue’s dark room, that hallowed space where up until the mid-1990s, photographs taken by the world’s most renowned photographers were quietly examined by fashion’s most influential editors, accompanied by the soft clicking sound of the projector. 

If you love Vogue, fashion, beautiful images or just love a band-wagon, then head on down to Vogue 100:  A Century of Style. Open until 22nd May 2016.

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