We're very excited to announce that the Fashion Through the Ages exhibition has now opened at the site of the soon-to-launch Vogue Café in level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall.
Beginning the journey with an Art Nouveau-inspired Vogue cover from 1919, illustrated by Helen Dryden, the visuals become bolder and brighter with the onset of the roaring 20s, where visionary covers echo the adventurous spirit of the Art Deco movement. In sharp contrast, black & white images follow that capture the wartime era, whilst still highlighting the sheer elegance and power of sitters Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel and Marlene Dietrich. This theme is carried over into the 1940s, where an evident post-war world is respectfully portrayed with an incredible fashion moment captured within a bombed-out London townhouse
1950s fashion epitomised class and refinement, with some of the most beautiful imagery highlighting the subtle transition of women in society, with fluid lines and streamline shapes paving the way for the swinging 60s, where the fall of taboos gave way to the rise of the mini skirt, and cultural icons such as Twiggy and Brigitte Bardot defined the modern woman.
The early 70s shows continuation of 60s fashion in the form of heavily lashed eyes and bold styling, with cover stars such as Jerry Hall symbolising the sexual revolution of the era. This eventually leads into the explosion of the 80’s scene, heavily influenced by the music genres of the decade – Punk, Glam Rock, New Romantic, New Wave and Pop.
The 80s and 90s saw the age of the supermodel, as Vogue editorial gave us Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford - and later Kate Moss, who leads the journey through into the 21st century.
With spectacular imagery selected from the archives of Vogue – the world’s most influential fashion glossy – Fashion Through the Ages demonstrates a fascinating style timeline, with over 50 defining images on display.
This is a free event open to the public, with the exhibition timings coinciding with the mall's operating hours, which are
Sunday-Wednesday 10am-10pm and