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Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008

gloria swanson steichen
Image courtesy of Edward Steichen.
Royal Ontario Museum/Musée Royal de l'Ontario
100 Queen's Park
Toronto, M5S 2C6

The exhibition showcases 150 portraits, including classic images from Vanity Fair’s early period and photographs featured in the magazine since its 1983 relaunch. Sitters range from Claude Monet, Amelia Earheart and Jesse Owens to David Hockney, Arthur Miller and Madonna, as well as Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo.

Vanity Fair Portraits was mounted to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the modern-era magazine and the 95th anniversary of the original magazine’s founding. The exhibition is divided into two parts, 1913-36, the magazine’s early period, and 1983 to the present. In addition to the portraits, the exhibition will include vintage and modern editions of Vanity Fair magazines. 

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