Queen Elizabeth this year will celebrate her 90th birthday, a remarkable feat that will unite the nation with bunting and copious amounts of Coronation chicken. Her Majesty isn’t the only British icon celebrating a grand milestone in 2016; British Vogue is celebrating 100 years since September 15th 1916, when the first issue was published. In honour of this, a major exhibition, Vogue 100: A Century of Style, will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 11th February until 22nd May showcasing over 280 fashion and beauty portraits from Vogue-approved photographers including Cecil Beaton, Nick Knight, Irving Penn and Mario Testino.
An exhibition of such scale will attract international attention, and these visitors will need somewhere to stay. Where more appropriate than Claridge’s, the hotel for fashion royalty? Not only the hotel of choice for editors to stay in during London Fashion Week, Claridge’s has hosted Mulberry’s catwalk show and of course boasts those famous designer Christmas trees each year, designed by the likes of Burberry’s Christopher Bailey and the Dolce and Gabbana boys. Joining forces with Vogue, Claridge’s have created a package fit for the fiercest pair of fashionistas; a one night stay, champagne on arrival, manicures in the hotel spa and breakfast for two before you head over to the National Portrait Gallery for the exhibition. Tickets to Vogue 100 are included in the package, as is a copy of the exhibition catalogue, signed by Robin Muir, Vogue Contributing Editor and exhibition curator. You certainly won’t be short of stories to tell at work on Monday morning.
Vogue100 with Claridge’s, 11th February – 22nd May at Claridge’s, Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HR