Beijing, China (CNN)An exhibition showcasing 100 years of fashion photography from the Cond Nast magazine stable — ranging from 1920s shots of Broadway actresses to some of the most recognizable photos of the supermodel era — has opened in Beijing.


However, China’s emergence as one of the world’s most important fashion markets has guaranteed its importance in the future.
Indeed, as Cond Nast’s Chinese mastheads continue to grow, the archive this exhibition was drawn from — which boasts about eight million photographs — is gradually filling with more images from the region.
“We are absolutely going to see more Asian and Chinese models in the future,” says James Woolhouse, president of Cond Nast Asia Pacific.
“I’m enormously confident that many of the fashion and beauty images being produced today by the team in China will stand the test of time.”

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