Reception and Private View: Vanity Fair Portraits

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Sponsored by Vanity Fair Magazine

"Vanity Fair" magazine was established in 1913 by the publisher Condé Nast. Throughout its history it has helped to define the public persona of some of the most influential people from the worlds of music, sport, fashion, business, literature, politics, theatre, cinema and the arts.

This exhibition brings together portraits of cultural icons from the magazine’s vintage and modern periods, with sitters ranging from Claude Monet and Jesse Owens, to David Hockney and Madonna, together with Hollywood actors from Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo, to Demi Moore and Tom Cruise. The exhibition features works by some of the most renowned photographers of the twentieth century, including Baron de Meyer, Man Ray and Cecil Beaton, and by celebrated contemporary photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts.

David Friend, Creative Development Editor of "Vanity Fair", who is co-curator of the exhibition, will give a talk at 6.45 pm. Champagne will be served.

For tickets and for further information, please contact:

Susannah Kerr
Tel: 01313329857

Venue details

Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 1JD 0131 624 6200