100 Fashion Icons


A richly illustrated gift book showcasing one hundred portraits of key fashion figures from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. The selected works feature famous designers, models and trendsetters from around 1850 to the modern day.


ISBN: 9781855147379 Category:

Magda Keaney


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 musesand influential designers, in addition to portraits by notable fashion photographers, and some key works are accompanied by detailed captions. This concise publicationtells astory 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.

Additional information

Weight 362 g
Dimensions 15 x 15.2 cm
Publisher name National Portrait Gallery Publications
Publication date 15 November 2019
Number of pages 176
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15 x 15.2 cm
Weight 362 g


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Magda Keaneyis Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London. She was formerly Senior Curator, Photographs, at the Australian War Memorial and Curator at the Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion. Her recent publications include Fashion Photography Next(2014), Irving Penn Portraits(2010) and World's Top Photographers: Fashion & Advertising(2007).