Author(s): Magda Keaney (Text by)
The National Portrait Gallery, London, is home to an extensive collection of portraits representing people who have contributed to British history and culture, many of whom have also played an important role in fashion history. With an illustrated introductory text by Senior Curator of Photographs Magda Keaney on the role of fashion in the Gallery's collection, this book highlights the close links between fashion and portraiture. 100 Fashion Figures showcases fashion portraits held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. The sitters include historic and contemporary fashion icons, fashion muses and influential designers, in addition to portraits by notable fashion photographers, and some key works are accompanied by detailed captions. This concise publication tells a story of fashion through works from the Gallery's collection. The succinct format will offer readers of this title a visually engaging insight into some of the most significant fashion portraits in the Gallery's collection, making it a well-suited addition to the growing series of 100 books including 100 Photographs and 100 Pioneering Women.