The perfect fashion book for Xmas – Vogue Paris 100 years

The perfect fashion book for Xmas teenage fashion fans has just been released – ‘Vogue Paris 100 years’ is a comprehensive look at the chic Parisian magazine with an in depth look at the different contributors and how they created the Vogue Paris style.

Now renamed Vogue France by Conde Nast the US owners, Vogue Paris had an independent view of its own from the American publishers and has often carved a controversial path with photography and artist profiles. This is the the first illustrated history of Vogue Paris from its debut edition in 1920 to its centenary in 2020.

It’s a look at the magazine as a historical document, the way we were and would be instructive for any fashion student brought up on social media as a longer in depth study. Also a history lesson which places the fashion in context of events in the larger world.

Work featured includes distinguished illustrators such as Lepape and photographers including Man Ray and Mario Testino, iconic faces like Catherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn and, of course, it showcases the fashion designers who defined the century – Chanel, Dior, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, McQueen, and many more.

Too often these days the past of the fashion world is selectively edited by social media and too many great photographers and designers are being forgotten in favour of those whose profile fleetingly fits a trend of the moment.

Full of inspiration, not just a glossy picture book but with plenty to read too, this is one to snuggle up on the sofa with for the holidays.

Published 9th December by Thames & Hudson.

Perfect Fashion book for Xmas – Vogue Paris 100 years

 

Divided into sections with in depth copy - Vogue Paris 100 years

Divided into sections with in depth copy – Vogue Paris 100 years

 

The photographers point of view - Vogue Paris 100 years

The photographers point of view – Vogue Paris 100 years

 

Work by the legend that is Helmut Newton

Work by the legend that is Helmut Newton

 

Instantly recognisable - the Sixties in Paris Vogue

Instantly recognisable – the Sixties in Paris Vogue

 

Classic images, here by Guy Bourdin in Paris Vogue 100 Years

Classic images, here by Guy Bourdin in Paris Vogue 100 Years

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