Exhibition “VOGUE PARIS 1920-2020” at Palais Galliera, from OCTOBER 2, 2021 – 30 JANUARY 2022

Catherine Deneuve by David Bailey for Vogue 1966
Catherine Deneuve by David Bailey for Vogue 1966

Dear Shaded Viewers,

For the 100th anniversary of Vogue Paris, the Palais Galliera honours the publication with an exhibition. Vogue Paris is the oldest French fashion magazine founded in 1920 by Condé Nast. Interestingly enough it is the only title in the group named after a city as opposed to a nation.

Vogue depicts Paris as the epicenter for cultural and creative life, and the Parisienne as the personification of the Vogue woman. Since its beginning Vogue Paris has been a key player in fashion, reflecting or questioning ideals of taste, beauty, and elegance. It is also known to be a mirror of its time and a champion of originality. Over the past 100 years, the magazine has demonstrated its capacity to innovate, adapt, and predict. From Michel de Brunhoff to Edmonde Charles-Roux, Francine Crescent, and Carine Roitfeld, to Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris 1920-2020 chronicles the history of the magazine via its editors-in-chief whose editorial and aesthetic decisions have made the magazine what it is.

The exhibition showcases the work of outstanding illustrators and, in particular, photographers who have been supported by Vogue Paris. Among those credited with the most stunning spreads for Vogue Paris were Hoyningen-Huene, Horst, Guy Bourdin, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Testino and Inez & Vinoodh.

The exhibition focuses on Vogue Paris’ particular relationship with Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, two renowned couturiers who were supported by the magazine throughout their careers. Catherine Deneuve and Kate Moss had the most covers for Vogue and are exemplified in the show.



Palais Galliera, the City of Paris  Fashion Museum 

10, Avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie,  Paris 16e 

Métro Iéna or Alma-Marceau 

Opening times  

Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm Thursday until 9 pm (night opening) Closed on Mondays 

Closed 25 December & 1 January 


One ticket for 2 exhibitions (‘Vogue  Paris 1920-2020’ & ‘A history of  fashion’): 14€ (full price) to 12€ (reduced), free under 18  


Sylvie Lécallier, Head of the Palais Galliera photo collection, 

assisted by Juliette Chaussat 

Adrien Rovero, artistic director  



Colette Tran

A heuristic ignoramus.