Dubai's in Vogue!

20 Mar 2013

Fashion Through the Ages exhibition hits Vogue Cafe at The Dubai Mall

Vogue Cafe in The Dubai Mall's Shoe District is hosting Fashion Through the Ages!

The exhibition, which runs until mid-April, pays homage to iconic fashion editorial. Beginning the journey with an Art Nouveau-inspired Vogue cover from1919, 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.

Next comes the wartime era, which is Chanel-shaped in black and white with a hint of Marlene Dietrich. This theme is carried over into the 1940s, where an evident post-war world is portrayed with an incredible fashion moment captured within a bombed-out London townhouse.

The 1950s section includes 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 a continuation of 60s fashion in the form of heavily lashed eyes and bold styling, with cover stars such as Jerry Hall symbolising the female 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 21 century. 

You'll love it!

INFO: Fashion Through the Ages, free, Shoe District, The Dubai Mall,  Sunday to Wednesday 10am to 10pm and Thursday to Saturday 10am to 12am.