Vanity Fair 100 years. Masters of Photography

17 Nov 2010 to 08 Jan 2011

Ivorypress and Condé Nast presented the exhibition Vanity Fair 100 Years. Masters of Photography, with over one hundred portraits from the archives of Vanity Fair in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and a number of private collections from all over the world. Man Ray, Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz and Bruce Weber are just some of the leading artists who have helped turn Vanity Fair into a leader in contemporary culture.

The magazine was first published from 1913 to 1936, coinciding with the golden era of jazz in the United States. Accordingly, the music, theatre, dance and voices of that generation have maintained a strong presence, thanks to the photos commissioned by Condé Nast Publications. In that period, Vanity Fair featured leading writers such as Dorothy Parker, Aldous Huxley, Noël Coward and D. H. Lawrence. The magazine immortalised Picasso, Gary Cooper, Isadora Duncan, Greta Garbo and Charlie Chaplin, under the gaze of Baron de Meyer, Imogen Cunningham and George Hoyningen-Huene, among others.

Images: © Sebastian Marjanov. Courtesy Ivorypress