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on 21 November 2012
There are many photo books dedicated to famous photographers. What makes this one different is the fact that fashion editors are featured as key figures in the production of the amazing photographic stories Vogue is famous for.

The volume is coffee-table size, with wonderful colour photos and short bios of a few Vogue editors (I gather, those who are still alive). They were interviewed and offered some personal photos, so we get a glimpse of their lives. As anything Vogue, most of these women come from privileged background and got their job thanks to their connections.

However, this does not mean that the results of their work were not appreciable. Flipping through the chronologically arranged book is like flipping through the history of fashion from the 40's until today. Many famous images by Newton, Penn, Avedon and many others Vogue photographers are featured.

I particularly like the photos from the 70's, which reminded me of famous models of the time (like Lisa Taylor, who was a Newton's favourite) and the section dedicated to Coddington, with her unbelievably detailed stories. I particularly liked the reinterpretation of fairy tales, such as Alice in Wonderland and those of movies (Hitchcock classics or even fictional movies).

I totally loved this book. However, I understand that to fully appreciate it, one must be interested in fashion AND photography. If you care nothing about one or the other, you probably will not enjoy as much as I did.
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on 26 December 2012
one of the best books to understand the Vogue culture and how the fashion world is shaped by the fashion editors. Accompanied with stunning pictures which helps in better understanding.
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on 18 April 2014
If you like Vogue then you will like this, a beast of a book with so much history and information along with great photographs and well written text
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on 15 December 2012
I bought this for my fashionable mum for her birthday and she loved it. I was hoping for a classy book worthy of siting on a coffee table and it did just that. Nice and weighty book with high quality prints - something you could imagine buying in the Tate modern shop.
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on 10 September 2013
A stunning book well worth the money. If you are a photographer or into fashion then this book is a must.
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on 20 March 2014
nice book - well laid out - looks good on coffee table and looks like you know about fashion - etc
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on 17 April 2014
I bought this as a gift for a friend who is studying fashion design and she was very very happy!
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on 16 January 2015
Was a Christmas present but the receiver really loved it. As stylish as you expect Vogue to be.
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on 27 October 2014
A little narrow in it's choice of imagery/photographer
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on 18 September 2014
Bought as a gift for a friend. Really happy with it.
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