This weekend we attended the Vogue Festival 2016, which marked its fifth year and coincided with Vogue 100. As usual, it was a great time.
Saturday: We first headed over to Vogue World, on the East Albert Lawn in Kensington Gardens. Vogue World is the tent where the festival attendees had the most interaction with industry experts. Brands such as Tom Ford, Bobbi Brown and Jo Malone offered makeovers and massages. Attendees could shop for limited-edition merchandise in the Vogue Shop, or have coffee in the Vogue Cafe. Of course there were many opportunities to fashion spot in Vogue World. Gucci conquered. It was everywhere.
Our first event was “A World of Fashion, A Life in Vogue.” It took place across the street at the Royal Geographic Society. Fashion rock star Grace Coddington would converse with fashion director Lucinda Chambers. Grace talked about her history with both American and British Vogue, reflecting on a time less hurried. Research played a central a role in creating Grace’s early fashion editorials.