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Women in Vogue: Celebrating Sixty years in Australia

20 May 2019

Elle Macpherson, 1995 photographed by Andrew Macpherson
Elle Macpherson, 1995 photographed by Andrew Macpherson

Celebrating sixty years of Australia’s most exceptional women as they appeared in Vogue Australia, the National Portrait Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition in collaboration with this pre-eminent fashion title.

WOMEN IN VOGUE: Celebrating Sixty Years in Australia is sure to engage and excite not just Australia’s trendsetters, but anyone who has heard the names Kylie, Cate or Elle.

Opening on 11 October 2019, the dynamic exhibition will showcase sixty years of the Vogue Australia archive, together with a special tribute to some of the remarkable Australian women who have featured in its pages. The show will include iconic portraits of Cate Blanchett, Kylie Minogue and Elle Macpherson, among others.

“This exhibition will reveal stunning images of some of the nation’s leading cultural exports from the last sixty years, as seen in Vogue,” the Gallery’s Director Karen Quinlan said.

“Rare examples of archived magazines will be on show, from the early decades of publication through to bold photographs of icons of the 21st century. Here at the home of portraiture, this collaboration will present images of the vibrant, evolving identity of Australian women.’’

Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Edwina McCann says they are delighted to be collaborating with the Gallery on this very special exhibition. Vogue Australia has been a renowned and trusted source for fashion and beauty in this country for 60 years, something they are very proud of.

“The elegant and contemporary exhibition will draw on our archive and highlight Vogue Australia’s role in documenting the changing roles and diversity of Australian womanhood over two generations. I couldn’t think of a better way to start our 60th anniversary celebrations.”

WOMEN IN VOGUE: Celebrating Sixty Years in Australia will be on at the Portrait Gallery from 11 October to 24 November, 2019. Tickets are now on sale ($12 adults, $10 concession, under 18 years free) and can be purchased via the Gallery’s website.

$10 Early Bird tickets are on sale now until September.  

WOMEN IN VOGUE: Celebrating Sixty Years in Australia is proudly supported by the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation.  

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