• 23 Jan

    The Museum of Fashion Takes an Elegant Look at Condé Nast

    The publisher Condé Nast is responsible for some of the most elegant and glamorous magazines in the world. Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and Traveler all owe their existence to the company that was founded in 1909 in New York City. The magazine empire was started by the American entrepreneur Condé Montrose Nast when he purchased the fashion magazine Vogue, which itself had started out in 1892. Nast then went on to expand the number of magazines published by his company until it grew into the industry behemoth that we know today.

    The legacy of the Condé Nast institution is now being explored at the Palais Galliera, also known as the Paris Museum of Fashion. Located just south of the Arc de Triomphe, the Palais Galliera is within walking distance of guests staying at any one of the Sister Hotels Champs-Elysées. A visit to the fashion museum is even more special due to the fact that it just reopened in the fall of 2013 after having been closed for years because of renovations.

    For one of the first exhibitions in the new and improved Palais Galliera, the Condé Nast brand is explored through 100 years' worth of photographs culled from the publishing company's archives in New York, Milan, Paris and London. In all, 150 photographs have been selected for the exhibition, entitled 'Papier Glacé, un Siècle de Photographie de Mode chez Condé Nast.' Known in English as 'Coming into Fashion, a Century of Photography at Condé Nast,' the exhibit takes visitors on a photographic journey from 1918 to the present, all while showing how Condé Nast publications played an important role in shaping the culture of today.

    In addition to the photographs, about a dozen high fashion pieces of clothing will also be on display to complement the exhibition, which runs from March 1 until May 25, 2014. Video excerpts and copies of magazines make this exhibition a full-fledged multimedia discovery of the fashion and culture publishing industry.