In 2016, Vogue celebrates 100 years as one of Britain’s most successful and avant-garde fashion institutions. As a part of the celebration, Manchester Art Gallery hosts an exhibition featuring 280 of the magazine’s prints collected from the Condé Nast archive and international collections. The display includes images from internationally renowned photographers who have helped shape the landscape of British culture and couture over the past century. These include Cecil Beaton and Lee Miller from earlier publications to more recent contributors such as David Bailey, Corinne Day and Mario Testino. Visitors can also expect to recognise the long line of personalities who have graced Vogue’s pages, from Henri Matisse to Lucien Freud, Marlene Dietrich to Lady Diana Spencer and David Beckham to Alexander McQueen as well as a library of 101 Vogue magazines and two of Josh Olins’ new photographic portraits of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.
Fri 24 Jun – Sun 30 Oct, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL. Tel: 0161 235 8888, open daily 10am – 5pm and Thursdays 10am- 9pm, FREE, manchesterartgallery.org
- Jenny Davies
- Published on:
- Sun 25 Sep 2016