Portraits of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge in Vogue 100

HRH Duchess of Cambridge, Josh Olins

The National Portrait Gallery and British Vogue have collaborated on a very special series of photographic portraits with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.  Two of the images are now displayed in the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition and the full portfolio of eight photographs including the cover will appear in the centenary June 2016 issue of Vogue

British photographer Josh Olins who works frequently with Vogue was chosen for this landmark shoot. His work is known for its quiet elegance, the character he captures from his sitters and a degree of relaxed understatement. 

The Duchess has been Patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012, one of the first patronages taken on after her marriage to Prince William, recognising her interest in photography and portraiture.

Shot in the Norfolk countryside and styled by Vogue Fashion Director Lucinda Chambers, the series of images capture The Duchess in casual informal wear and reflect her love of the countryside.

In the Vogue 100 exhibition the two photographs will be displayed in the room dedicated to the last decade, which foregrounds work from the magazine’s most recent history. The exhibition runs until the 22 May 2016 and advance booking is highly recommended. In June, the Gallery plans to show these images plus others from the shoot as part of a free display.