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Join Redeye for an evening talk and networking with Robin Muir, curator of Vogue 100: A Century of Style at Manchester Art Gallery on the 15th September 2016.

Robin Muir will deliver his lecture Dark Victory' 1939-45: When Vogue Came of Age, before a drinks reception to discuss the exhibition with Robin in more detail, exclusively for Redeye members. 

All events related to Vogue 100 have sold out at the gallery, so we are delighted to offer members these guaranteed tickets for the talk, as well as the opportunity to meet with Robin at the exclusive drinks reception. 

About Dark Victory 1939-45

The war years were the making of Vogue.  Paper was rationed more strictly than sugar and meat, but the magazine was considered vital to the morale of the home front.  As Vogue put it, ‘we believe that women’s place is Vogue’s place. And women’s first duty, as we understand it, is to preserve the arts of peace by practicing them…’ At Britain’s darkest hour the quality of its war coverage, both at home and abroad, set it apart from other publications.  Tapping into a spirit of neo-romanticism that promoted the virtues of the countryside, its traditions and simpler ways of life, Norman Parkinson made ‘documentary’ fashion pictures. Cecil Beaton travelled the world tirelessly as a photographer for the Ministry of Information and Vogue secured the best of his photographs ahead of the newspapers. But it was the unlikely figure of the American Lee Miller, a former Vogue model and pupil of Man Ray, who gave the magazine a dimension unimaginable at the outbreak of war.  She became its very own war correspondent in words and pictures honed by an artist’s eye.  On the home front with cosmetics a distant memory and hair shorter and greyer, when stockings were banned and while the battle raged on, Vogue was watching and waiting and helping. ‘Once more we raise the "carry on" signal as proudly as a banner…’

About Robin Muir

Robin Muir is a photographic historian, exhibitions arranger and writer on photography. He has curated major exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. His most recent exhibition is Vogue 100 A Century of Style (National Portrait Gallery). He curated Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho for the Photographers’ Gallery in 2014. He is currently a Contributing Editor to British Vogue.

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Registration

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Photo credit: Linda Evangelista at the International Collections by Patrick Demarchelier, 1991

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