Gloria Swanson by Edward Steichen, 1924 © Condé Nast Publications Inc. / Image Courtesy George Eastman House
Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913–2008
Untill May 26th 2008, Sponsored by Burberry
The first exhibition to bring together rare vintage prints with contemporary classics from Vanity Fair and the legendary Condé Nast Archive.
A photographic history of celebrity portraiture including the works of master photographers, from Edward Steichen and Cecil Beaton to Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino.
Some of the greatest portrait photographs of the twentieth century were taken for, or published in, Vanity Fair. This remarkable selection of 150 classic images features works from the magazine’s first period (1913–1936), displayed for the first time with works from the contemporary Vanity Fair (1983-present)....
Vanity Fair Portraits will tour to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (14 June – 21 September 2008); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles / LACMA (26 October 2008 – 1 March 2009); and the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia (12 June – 30 August 2009).