PROMENADE: 100 Years of Vogue

Conde Nast’s publication, Vogue, is at the precipice of the high fashion world. It’s been a style bible for fashion lovers for over a century and this year the industry has been celebrating the magazine’s 100th birthday. Fashion labels have paid homage with beautiful shop fronts inspired by numerous iconic covers.

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The publication has exhibited their photo shoots throughout the decades featuring iconic models such as Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. The exhibition welcomes fashion lovers with illuminated columns of magazine covers giving visitors a glimpse into the Pandora’s Box to be explored. Before moving forward into a fun, artsy video of playful shots of the stars of Vogue and Teen Vogue. The exhibition is designed to, as cliché as it sounds, take you on a timeline journey from modern day to the 1920’s, reflected through each room’s interior design.  The photographs really reflect the artistry in capturing atmosphere and beauty.

Something that really stood out throughout the collection is that models really aren’t just walking clothes racks. They capture a pure essence of timelessness and throughout the exhibition it was hard to tell which era the models actually came from. A cover girl from modern day Vogue could easily be from the 1960’s with a simple wardrobe change, and this is what makes Vogue so reputable. It’s the perfect way to update your fashion archive of knowledge.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style will be at Manchester Art Gallery until 30th October.

Images: Naomi Campbell & Linda Evangelista by Patrick Demarchelier, Marlene Dietrich by Cecil Beaton

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