London celebrates British Vogue - Britain at its best

The National Portrait Gallery in London has dedicated a comprehensive retrospective to the British edition of Vogue magazine for their 100 year anniversary.

Vogue was founded in 1892 as a weekly magazine for Manhattan’s high society. In 1909, when the media tycoon Condé Nast took over the magazine, the Vogue became available on the UK market as US import – however, only four years later, during World War I, Condé Nast Publications decided to publish an independent issue in the UK.

The first issue became available on 15 September 1916.

During World War II, the British Vogue was one of the few magazines whose production the Ministry of Information allowed to continue because it was considered an important factor for strengthening morale at the front.

The exhibition of spectacular images offers a fascinating journey through a century of Vogue "made in Britain". Nearly three hundred works by artists such as Man Ray, Helmut Newton, Mario Testino, David Bailey, Lord Snowdon and many others are on display.

In addition, illustrations by later Vogue House photographer Cecil Beaton created for an essay on "The Fun of Dressing Up" can be viewed.

Rare are also the treasures brought together from publishing archives, museums and private collections from around the world.

Whoever is able to visit London up to 05/22/2016, should definitely take a look at the exhibition "Vogue 100 A Century of Style".