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100 Fashion Icons


Book - Mature Age

From Elsa Sciaperelli to Kate Moss, portraits of the most fashionable faces of the last 100 years.

This richly illustrated gift book showcases 100 portraits of key fashion figures from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

The portraits illustrate key styles from different eras, from the 1850s to the modern day, using images from varied mediums.

The sitters include historic and contemporary fashion icons, fashion muses and influential designers, in addition to portraits by notable fashion photographers.

With an illustrated introductory text on the role of fashion in the Gallery's collection and detailed captions for key works, 100 Fashion Icons highlights the close links between fashion and portraiture, explored through the lens of the extensive collection of portraits held in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Featured fashion icons include Kate Moss, Alexander McQueen, Edward Enninful, Vivienne Westwood, Twiggy, Grace Coddington, Cecil Beaton, Jane Birkin, Yves Saint Laurent, Mary Quant, Zandra Rhodes, Paul Smith, Elsa Schiaparelli, Isabella Blow, Alice Temperley, Anna Wintour and Naomi Campbell.