If you were to tell me as a young journalism student that my writing would appear in VOGUE I’d probably smile wistfully at the prospect. Today it actually happened! My coverage of the Pringle of Scotland capsule collection launch in Edinburgh appeared online at Vogue.co.uk. To see my byline on those news pages is nothing short of a dream come true so thank you to everyone that made it happen. Particular thanks goes to Pringle of Scotland, Jane Davidson and Anna Freemantle who co-ordinated and hosted the event. Here’s my first article for VOGUE in all it’s glory. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
I spent Friday evening in the company of Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista. Well nearly, they were looking back at me from a series of early fashion photographs at the launch of ‘Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast’ in Edinburgh. If you’ve ever picked up a copy of Vogue magazine you’ll know the power of its photographs. The magazine’s imagery has made it a fashion bible and now we can share in some of its early magic.
This amazing exhibition displays early photographs from Conde Nast magazines including Vogue and Glamour that were taken by a selection of celebrated fashion photographers. The collection includes American photographer Edward Steichen (who took what were probably the first fashion photographs in 1911) to work by photographic legends Cecil Beaton, Erwin Blumenfeld, Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Guy Bourdin, Corinne Day, Mario Testino and Sølve Sundsbø.
The exhibition is organised in partnership with Edinburgh Museums who said: ‘Legendary publisher Condé Nast created a distinctive style for his magazines, elevating haute couture and turning fashion photography into an art form. With his keen sense for discovering new talents, he found the best photographers and promoted their careers, a tradition continued by subsequent editors and art directors at Condé Nast. With unprecedented access to the Condé Nast archives in New York, Paris, London and Milan the curator Nathalie Herschdorfer has gathered original prints as well as pages from the actual magazines themselves.’
Make sure you visit the City Art Centre in Edinburgh before the 8th September, when the exhibition visits Zurich, Paris, Florida and Tokyo, to see the work of over eighty celebrated photographers at the very beginning of their careers. What’s more there’s a whole programme of creative events at the centre throughout the summer. Click here for more information.