London’s National Portrait Gallery is hosting up until May 26th a special retrospective:
“Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008,” celebrates 95th anniversary in celebrity portraiture and master photographers who have graced the pages of Vanity Fair.
From Edward Steichen, Man Ray, Cecil Beaton, to Herb Ritts, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Bruce Weber, the heaviest names of photography have given their vision to the pages of Vanity Fair as years went by.
From James Joyce, Charlie Chaplin, Louise Brooks, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo to Kim Basinger, Drew Barrymore, pregnant Demi Moore, the Fire Fighters near Ground Zero in 2001, almost every celebrity passed trough Vanity Fair’s pages.
The Exhibition is structured in two – the first period 1913-1936 covering art, dance, music, film and architecture and the second period 1983-present times covering stars of film and theatre, athletes, style icons, business titans.
I’ve searched the internet and came up with several photos to tour the exhibition (or at least a small part of it), I hope you enjoy it!
The first group of pictures is (in order of appearance): Julianne Moore, Liza Minnelli, The Hollywood Cover by Annie Leibovitz (from left, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Deneuve, Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Vanessa Redgrave, Kate Winslet, Chloe Sevigny, Sophia Loren and Penelope Cruz). The second group of pictures is: Run DMC, Sean Connery and Michael Caine, Hilary Swank. The third group: Alice White and Madonna. The fourth group: Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Joan Crawford, Helen Mirren, Josephine Baker, Julia Roberts. The fifth group: Adele and Fred Astaire, Gloria Swanson, Jean Harlow, Jesse Owens, Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard, Louis Armstrong, Philip Johnson, Virginia Woolf.