29 September 2011

Calling all Glamorous Screen Sirens and Matinee Idols...

We invite you to be transformed on Friday 7th October (6-9pm) into your own Hollywood movie star as The National Portrait Gallery sets up as a film studio for one night only. Strong, silent types and exotic vamps need only apply…

Inspired by its current exhibition Glamour of the Gods: Hollywood Portraits for one night only, the National Portrait Gallery will become the ‘NPG Film Studio’, where you will pick up your ‘NPG Film Studio’ contracts at the door before dropping into seven star-making departments to be transformed into famous movie stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. 

You can enjoy a vintage glamour make-up transformation courtesy of us at Illamasqua in Department 1: IMAGE IS EVERYTHING – using techniques developed on our School of Make-up Art course Vintage Glamour - pose in a black & white photography studio and visit The Broken Hearts Cocktail Lounge for drinks, swing music and cabaret. 

You can also go to the movies and watch Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, hear talks on gender, clothes and beauty, take part in vintage styling and drawing classes and participate in a Vintage Twitter Bureau @NPGGlamour with vintage typewriters.  

This is going to be an absolutely fabulous event and we can not wait to see you there!

More information on Illamasqua’s Vintage Glamour course can be found on: 




  1. superrrrrr..
    I would love to be part of this wonderful team!

    Beautiful Job!


  2. I would be first in line to this if I was not in the US :( hope you share pics tho!
    Love you guys!


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