Cecil Beaton

Must see: Vogue 100 A Century Of Style



Twiggy by Ronald Traeger Vogue 100 National Portrait Gallery

While all the fashion chatter of the last two weeks has revolved around the subjects of fashion week and fashion media and their relevance in the social media age, an interesting exhibition has opened at the National Portrait Gallery to slow the conversation right down. Vogue 100: A Century of Style is a celebration of 100 years of Vogue, the iconic print magazine whose images (photos and illustrations) continue to wield huge influence on style and culture.

Why go to an exhibition showing cult Vogue images when you can see them most any day flashing up on Instagram, Tumblr or Pinterest? The answer to me is simple. (more…)



Exhibitions to see in 2015: Jean Cocteau and the artist as collector



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Two exhibitions I want to see this year…

The first one’s in Paris and is only on for the blink of an eye (January 20 – February 7 2015) so this is wishful thinking really. Jean Cocteau, une donation américaine – Robert Rubin sees forty works from the collection of American art historian Robert Rubin (including collage work and portraits by the likes of Cecil Beaton) shown together at the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation. (more…)



Charles James: Beyond Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art



So best dressed from last night’s Met Gala? Gotta be Tabitha Simmons in Dolce & Gabbana and Hamish Bowles and his outstanding cape-work, no? Plus a shoutout is in order for Hamish Bowles’ top notch pap work on Instagram

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Cecil Beaton merch at the V&A



Just arrived at the V & A Shop, Laura Berens’ silk chiffon scarves inspired by the Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton exhibition (which opens tomorrow).

Plus a couple of great books to go with… (more…)