Chinti Attends - Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Last Friday, our Founder Anna attended an art and fashion-fuelled breakfast at The National Portrait Gallery with a private view of the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition led by renowned fashion photographer Nick Knight. The event was hosted by creative director and boutique owner Alex Eagle, and the fine arts club, The Cultivist.

Taking over the whole ground floor, the inspirational exhibition was the culmination of five years' research. Vogue 100: A Century of Style showcases the range of photography that has been commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916, with over 280 prints from the Condé Nast archive and international collections being shown together for the first time to tell the story of Vogue - one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world.

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Nick Knight's famously fastidious approach and meticulous attention to detail has made him one of the most celebrated fashion photographers. (He once spent two years refining a single print of Lily Donaldson in Galliano and a cloud of Diwali dust.)

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Curator Robin Muir selected 287 images from Vogue's pages to feature in the exhibition (photo: vogue.co.uk).

Divided by decades, the exhibition was organised by the National Portrait Gallery, London in collaboration with British Vogue as part of the magazine's centenary celebrations. If pressed to pick, Anna liked the portraits of the dynamic 80s best - surely a colourful period in arts and culture, particularly in Britain.

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Alexander McQueen by Tim Walker (photo: Getty Images).

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A portrait of Vivienne Westwood by Tim Walker, 2009.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style is at the National Portrait Gallery, WC2, from February 11 to May 22. #Vogue100 Watch the introductory video here: