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CLIENT NEWS: VOGUE 100 at Burlington Arcade (5 May – 31 August)

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 VOGUE 100 at Burlington Arcade 

New Exhibition of Illustrated Vogue Covers Curated by Burlington Arcade 

 May 5th – August 31st 2016 

A spectacular new installation featuring twenty 10 foot-high prints of the most stunning illustrated Vogue covers from 1918-1950 was launched today at Burlington Arcade in partnership with Vogue to celebrate the publication of the magazine’s centenary edition.

Featuring some of the most beautiful illustrated and photographic covers from the Condé Nast archives, Vogue 100 at Burlington Arcade has been hung along the length of the 200 year-old arcade to create one of the most glamourous art installations of the season.

Curated by Burlington Arcade in partnership with Vogue Magazine, the artworks featured exclusively in the exhibition were selected both to create a narrative of the history of 20th Century sartorial fashions whilst also reflecting the diversity of the contemporary styles offered by the Arcade’s current tenants.

Works of early 1920s illustrators such as Georges Wolfe Plank and Eduardo Benito hang gracefully alongside Manolo Blahnik, Maison Michel and Frédéric Malle, whilst later works by Porter Woodruff and Miguel Covarrubias are placed alongside long standing institutions including Hancocks, N Peal and Crocket & Jones.

Alongside the exhibition, there will be a programme of events across the three months of the exhibition, the highlight of which will be an exclusive summer evening of shopping, style and cocktails on the 8th June where many famous brands will be offering exclusive craftsmanship demonstrations and gifts with purchases – complementary to readers of the centenary edition of Vogue Magazine, featuring the Duchess of Cambridge on the front cover.

“Vogue 100 at Burlington Arcade brings together two British institutions”, comments Ellen Lewis, Marketing Director. “As the Arcade approaches our own 200th anniversary, the idea of creating this installation with Vogue to celebrate their own centenary seemed a fitting partnership.” 

“Burlington Arcade have curated a beautiful illustrated history of early Vogue covers”, comments Jo Holley, Acting Retail Editor, Vogue. “The result is a truly inspiring installation; the imagery transforms the Arcade into a walkway through Vogue’s history.” 




Situated between Bond Street and Piccadilly, Burlington Arcade is one of the world’s oldest and most celebrated shopping arcades.

Almost two hundred years old, the Arcade has a rich and varied history. Launched in 1819, it soon became one of Victorian London’s favourite retail destinations, favoured by royalty and the cream of British society – even setting its own “rules of conduct”, stringently upheld by the infamous uniformed Beadles.

Today, almost four million people are greeted by the still-uniformed Beadles at the gate and walk through the Arcade to discover the unique treasures on offer from the likes of Chanel, Barrie, La Perla, Maison Michel, KWANPEN, Bell & Ross, ERES, Fredric Malle, ROJA PARFUMS, True Grace Bespoke, Killan and Manolo Blahnik.

Burlington Arcade is where people with stories do business. It is a place where tradition takes a priority – alongside craftsmanship, individuality and bespoke service.

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Sally Maier-Yip is the MD and Founder at 11K. She is a seasoned cross-cultural Public Relations Strategist with a mission to help ambitious companies grow in China, Hong Kong and the UK.

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