vogue 100 a century of style manchester art gallery hollygoeslightly

I had a rather cultural day in Manchester recently, visiting the Town Hall and getting to peak inside the Grand Hall and some of the event spaces and also popping into the new Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibit at the Manchester Art Gallery.

It’s been a few months since I’ve visited the gallery and when I saw that they were to have this Vogue exhibit, I was so excited. My favourite form of art is photography and I particularly love fashion photography, so I’ve grown-up adoring the iconic Vogue front covers. 

I wasn’t allowed to take my own photos inside the Vogue 100 exhibit, so I’ve used a few of their official shots instead to give you an idea of what’s on show. It’s a collection of the front covers and photos from 1916, when the magazine was first published. It takes you through the decades, right up until now.

I can’t decide which was my favourite decade, but I guess the 1990s resonate with me as I grew up with the true super-models of that day – the likes of Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington. Beautiful women. And that front cover…

vogue 100 a century of style 1990s magazine cover manchester art gallery hollygoeslightly

I did also like the 1950s though and of course the 2000s (where Robbie Williams made an appearance…phwoar!).

vogue 100 a century of style 1990s robbie williams manchester art gallery hollygoeslightly

The exhibition is great, super approachable and best of all free! Though do be sure to pop a few quid in the donations box when you leave, so we can all continue to enjoy fabulous art like this.

vogue 100 a century of style hollygoeslightly

So pop along to Manchester Art Gallery, as it’s only a temporary exhibit (here till the end of October) and if you’re looking for a great present idea, get the Vogue 100: A Century of Style book…it’s on my wish list. Hint hint.

What’s your favourite Vogue front cover? Post it on instagram and #myfavouritevogue so I can see