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One of only seven editors-in-chief in American Vogue's history, Jessica Daves has remained one of fashion's most enigmatic figures-until now. Diana Vreeland's direct predecessor in the role, it is Daves who first catapulted the magazine into modernity. A testament to a changing America on every level, Daves's Vogue was the first to embrace a 'high/low' blend of fashion in its pages and also introduced world-renowned artists, literary greats, and cultural icons into every issue, offering the reader a complete vision of how fashion, interiors, art, architecture, entertaining, literature, and culture were all connected and all contributed to refining and defining personal style. Profiling icons of American style from John and Jackie Kennedy to Charles and Ray Eames, Daves's Vogue also featured the couture creations of Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, and Balenciaga. Organized in multifaceted, thematic chapters, 1950s in Vogue features carefully curated photographs, illustrations and page spreads from the Vogue archives (with both iconic and less-familiar images from photographers including William Klein, Irving Penn, Karen Radkai and Erwin Blumenfeld), as well as reproductions of fascinating archival materials and correspondence.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780500294376
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 21 Nov 2019
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 36.5(H) x 28(L)
Weight (gm): 2680

 

Reviews

'This book beautifully brings [Jessica Daves'] work back to life' - Daily Mail
'A glorious display of Daves's achievements and ethos ... a true meeting of grace and style' - The Lady

 

Author Biography

Rebecca C. Tuite is a British fashion historian and writer based in West Hollywood, California. She is a doctoral student at the Bard Graduate Center and the author of Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look, which garnered press attention worldwide and was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue and Vanity Fair.
1950s in Vogue: The Jessica Daves Years 1952-1962
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