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Vogue's Millennium Party

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Vogue's Millennium Party

by Mario Testino
chromogenic print, 1999
16 in. x 20 1/8 in. (407 mm x 511 mm) overall
Purchased, 2003
Primary Collection
NPG P1022

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  • Mario Testino (1954-), Photographer. Artist or producer of 22 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Celebrities from the world's of fashion, pop and art photographed for British Vogue's Millennium Edition. One of a sequence of photographs commissioned to celebrate London's return to the feel-good status of the 1960s.

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  • Kinmonth, Patrick, Mario Testino: Portraits, 2002 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 1 February to 4 June 2002), p. 86/87

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Current affairs

Following referendums in 1997, The Scottish Parliament is opened and Welsh Assembly established in 1999. The new Scottish Parliament has the powers to pass legislation and alter tax. The Welsh Assembly currently has less legislative authority but controls a budget for Wales and can amend legislation passed by Westminster.
The House of Lords Act removes all but 92 Hereditary Lords from the second chamber.

Art and science

Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman's film, Shakespeare in Love wins the Oscar for Best Picture. The film, starring Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, and Colin Firth, among other British screen stars, provides a fictitious account of the events that inspired William Shakespeare to write Romeo and Juliet.

International

NATO begins a bombing campaign against the government of Yugoslavia following the breakdown of the Rambouillet Accords that attempted to grant Kosovo autonomy within Serbia under NATO administration. After nearly three months of bombing, Slobodan Milosevic agreed to allow a peacekeeping force to enter Kosovo and the province was placed under a United Nations Interim Administration.

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