- ISBN 9780500515136
- 27.70 x 24.00 cm
- 122 Illustrations, 122 in colour
- First published 2010
‘A beautiful omnibus … this stunning tome is just like French women; the epitome of all that’s chic, stylish and fashionable in the world’ – i-D
Paris Vogue’s covers alone are works of art, which is why they are so worth celebrating– The Daily Telegraph
‘Beautiful … documents the evolution of the covers of the world’s most influential style magazine’ – The Independent on Sunday
‘Has had fashionistas going weak at the knees … French Vogue never fails to make an impression, and this book shows exactly why’ – France Magazine
Since its beginnings, Vogue has set the benchmark for fashion magazines the world over. Radical, captivating and full of life, this is the face of the world’s most influential magazine and the original style bible.
This book brings together in one volume some ninety years’ worth of iconic Paris Vogue covers, both illustrated and photographic. A magazine that has documented trends for nearly a century provides an archive full of more than pretty pictures: these images record the history of style and chic, of trends in fashion and design, as well as the month-to-month whims of popular culture.
Among the covers are creations by some of the greatest artists of their era, whether distinguished illustrators such as Lepape, Gruau and Benito or photographers such as Man Ray, Steichen, Newton, Bourdin and Testino. Here, too, are iconic faces: Catherine Deneuve, Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Kate Moss….
Sonia Rachline has been writing for French Vogue for over twenty-five years. Among her other books are Vogue à la Mer and Vogue en Beauté.