Audiences were given a unique insight into the lives of leading designers, photographers, celebrities, models and fashion editors at the most glamorous two day festival in London, the Vogue Festival 2013, held on the 27th and the 28th of April at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre.
Participants included Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung, Cara Delevingne, Anna Dello Russo, Alber Elbaz, Livia Firth, David Gandy, Anya Hindmarch, Christopher Kane, Michael Kors, Yasmin Le Bon, Natalie Massenet, Tamara Mellon, Mario Testino, Donatella Versace, Paul Smith and many more.
Tickets allowed access to a host of other activities, such as cover-shoots, mentoring, workshops, demonstrations and makeovers.
The first day of activities included Michael Kors’ talk who teamed up with Yasmin Le Bon to give an anecdotal retrospective of the industry at its most glamorous, and most fun, since his very earliest memories of it.
talk with Japanese Vogue editor-at-large Anna Della Russo, the blogger who became the blogged, Susie “Bubble” Lau and others discussed how a passion for fashion became a career.
Cover girl Cara Delevingne, Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers, Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, hairstylist Sam McKnight and make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury came together in the talk entitled, Behind the Scenes at a Vogue Cover Shoot at the Vogue Festival in association with Vertu give audiences some insights on what it takes to create a Vogue cover shoot.
The founder and executive chairman of Net-a-Porter, and chair of the British Fashion Council shared the story that took her from magazine junior to digital pioneer. Hear her discuss how she taught the world of high fashion to love e-tail, revolutionising the way we shop, and her vision of the future.
Creative director of Eco Age Ltd and “queen of green” LIVIA FIRTH, and intrepid reportage photographer, Vogue contributor and Louis Vuitton collaborator TOM CRAIG join Vogue‘s features director JO ELLISON to discussed the ways in which fashion can be not only creative and enjoyable but also change perceptions, convey messages and influence the way we live in a fiery debate at the beginning of the festival.
On the second day of the festival, Donatella Versace started her talk at the Vogue Festival in association with Vertu by discussing her brother, Gianni, who died in July 1997. Donatella was the final fashion luminary to take to the stage as part of the two-day extravaganza, as she opened up to Vogue contributing editor Lisa Armstrong about her impressive career.
The only event of its kind, the Vogue Festival in association withVertu is a unique opportunity to hear from the people who create and work alongside the world’s greatest fashion magazine.