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Vogue 100: A Century of Style

February 24, 2016

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Vogue has undoubtedly earned its ‘fashion bible’ status, and  after 100 years of the original glossy magazine gracing our coffee tables it seemed very fitting for British Vogue to open its doors for the world to see its journey through the century from 1916 – 2016.

Picture: Linda Evangelista © Patrick Demarchelier courtesy National Portrait Gallery Picture: Linda Evangelista © Patrick Demarchelier courtesy National Portrait Gallery

We at Floris London were lucky enough to visit The National Portrait Gallery to preview ‘Vogue 100: A Century of Style’, running until May 22nd. The exhibition boasts nearly 300 original prints from the Conde Nast archive, taken by some of the world’s most renowned photographers including Lee Miller, Cecil Beaton, Snowdon, Irving Penn, David Bailey, Mario Testino and Herb Ritts.

Claudia Schiffer © Herb Ritts, courtesy National Portrait Gallery Picture: Claudia Schiffer © Herb Ritts, courtesy National Portrait Gallery

The exhibition is structured in reverse chronological order, starting with the magazine as it is today and working back through the years to when the magazine was first issued in 1916. It is clear to see that over the years Vogue has led the way in influencing fashion tastes, but it has also led us to aspire to a certain lifestyle.

After the outbreak of the First World War, Cecil Beaton pictured a model in front of a London bombsite, delivering a potent reminder of the enduring – perhaps indestructible – appeal of fashion as a statement of liberty and defiance.

At the other end of the century, the controversial Kate Moss underwear shoot captured in 1993, at the height of the 90s grunge phase, marked a turning point in Moss’ career and helped make her the celebrity and style icon that she is today.

All images © Cecil Beaton, courtesy National Portrait Gallery Picture: London Bombings © Cecil Beaton, courtesy National Portrait Gallery
 © Tim Walker, courtesy National Portrait Gallery Picture: Vivienne Westwood. © Tim Walker, courtesy National Portrait Gallery

We couldn’t be more thrilled to be supporting the National Portrait Gallery’s celebration of Vogue’s 100 years with a selection of Floris’ most timeless Eau de Toilettes and bath and body products inspired by the stylish and timeless British Vogue.

All images © courtesy National Portrait Gallery Picture: Prince Charles © courtesy National Portrait Gallery

The classic scent of our Edwardian Bouquet Eau de Toilette and Enriched Body Moisturiser is characteristically English, opening with light citrus notes of bergamot and mandarin which lead into the grand floral heart. The base is dominated by sandalwood and imbued with moss, musk and soft powdery notes.

Discover more of the limited selection of Floris products at The National Portrait Gallery.

 

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