Between Paris and fashion, it is an eternal love story that deserves to be celebrated. The Palais Galliera is presenting a unique exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of Vogue Paris magazine.
A magazine for the Parisienne
While it celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020, Vogue Paris founded by Condé Nast, is today the oldest French fashion magazine still published and the only title of the group to bear the name of a city, as that capital of fashion and not that of a country. Paris appears there as the heart of cultural and artistic life and the Parisienne embodies the ideal woman, the « Vogue » woman. Mirror of its time, defender of creation, Vogue Paris is a major player in fashion, questioning the notions of taste, beauty and elegance.
A capacity for creation
The exhibition is a testament to the capacity for creation, adaptation and anticipation that has characterized the magazine for 100 years. Vogue Paris 1920-2020 traces the history of the magazine through the editors who shaped it through their editorial and artistic choices, from Michel de Brunhoff to Emmanuelle Alt, including Edmonde Charles-Roux, Francine Crescent and Carine Roitfeld. Their personality, the duration of their collaboration, their commitment, make the specificity and coherence of Vogue Paris.
Talented photographers and illustrators
The exhibition also highlights the talent of the great illustrators and particularly the photographers who have contributed to its success, from Hoyningen-Huene to Horst, Bourdin, Klein, Newton, Lindbergh, Testino, Inez & Vinoodh … but also collaborations with de great couturiers such as Yves Saint Laurent on the one hand and Karl Lagerfeld on the other, whom Vogue Paris has supported throughout their careers. From the boyish style of models in the 1920s, to the charm and charisma of contemporary actresses and supermodels, from transgender people to the personalities in the news today, the magazine remains at the forefront of trends.
Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
10, Avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, Paris 75006