VOGUE Voice of a Century
Author(s): Alexandra Shulman
Year published: 2017
Total Pages: 504
Illustrations: Colour throughout
1 in stock
For 100 years British Vogue has set the scene in fashion, beauty, portraiture and lifestyle. It has discovered and championed young designers, writers, artists, photographers and models; reported on changing patterns in fashion and social life; documented wars and cultural change and presented fashion from the most extraordinary places. Simultaneously reflecting and shaping British culture and history, its pages have been a vivid record of the times.
With unparalleled access to the British Vogue library and archives, VOICE OF A CENTURY compiles a unique and spectacular collection of classic photographs, illustrations, page spreads and covers, alongside personal insights from the people who helped create them.
Spanning 504 pages, the breathtaking visual material is accompanied by personal recollections and commentary from 100 of British Vogue’s most respected collaborators, models, designers and photographers including:
Manolo Blahnik, Naomi Campbell, Grace Coddington, Lily Cole, Sophie Dahl, Patrick Demarchelier, Jerry Hall, Barbara Hulanicki, Bianca Jagger, Nick Knight, Yasmin Le Bon, Stella McCartney, Kate Moss, Mary Quant, Jean Shrimpton, Paul Smith, Mario Testino, Twiggy, Tim Walker, Vivienne Westwood and Vogue’s longest-serving editor, Alexandra Shulman.
Accompanying their original text, previously unpublished correspondence files shed new light on the work of celebrated contributors such as Cecil Beaton, Clifford Coffin, Michael Cooper, Lee Miller, Norman Parkinson, Helmut Newton, and many more from Vogue’s 100-year history.
In recognition of British Vogue’s founding year, VOICE OF A CENTURY is limited to just 1,916 numbered and signed copies worldwide. Craftsman-bound in sumptuous leathers with gold foil blocking and gilt page edging, VOICE OF A CENTURY will be a collector’s item for generations to come. The large format book (290 mm x 350 mm; 11.5 in x 14 in) is housed in a cloth-bound solander case. A shutter reveals an individually placed photograph from the Vogue archives.
Each numbered copy is stamped by Mario Testino and hand-signed by a minimum of 8 contributors, including Manolo Blahnik, Eric Boman, Grace Coddington, Barbara Daly, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Karen Elson, John Frieda, Marie Helvin, Barbara Hulanicki, Kate Moss, Paul Smith, Stella Tennant, Penelope Tree and Alexandra Shulman. The signatures are entirely random to each copy and cannot be requested.