A new installation featuring twenty 10 foot-high prints of illustrated Vogue covers from 1916-1950 has been launched at Burlington Arcade in partnership with Vogue to celebrate the publication of the magazine’s centenary edition.
Featuring some of the most beautiful illustrated and photographic covers from the Conde Nast archives, Vogue 100 at Burlington Arcade has been hung along the length of the 200 year-old Arcade to create one of the most glamourous art installations of the season.
Curated by Burlington Arcade in partnership with Vogue Magazine, the artworks featured exclusively in the exhibition were selected both to create a narrative of the history of 20th Century sartorial fashions whilst also reflecting the diversity of the contemporary styles offered by the Arcade’s current tenants.
Works of early 1920s illustrators such as Georges Wolfe Plank and Eduardo Benito hang gracefully alongside Manolo Blahnik, Maison Michel and Frédéric Malle, whilst later works by Porter Woodruff and Miguel Covarrubias are placed alongside long standing institutions including Hancocks, N Peal and Crocket & Jones.
There will be a programme of events across the three months of the exhibition, the highlight of which will be an exclusive summer evening of shopping, style and cocktails on the 8th June where many famous brands will be offering exclusive craftsmanship demonstrations and gifts with purchase – complementary to readers of the centenary edition of Vogue Magazine.