The Covers [With 5 Classic Covers for Framing]
ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9780810997684, 272pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2011
Since its first cover on December 17, 1892, "Vogue "has had people talking. "Vogue: The Covers "chronicles the extraordinary images that have reflected and transformed the world of style for more than 120 years. More than 300 of the most beautiful, provocative, and fashion-forward covers ever produced are highlighted alongside the history and stories behind the covers themselves. Organized in chronological order by decade, "Vogue: The Covers "begins with the illustrated covers from the magazine's inception in 1892 and spans the 20th century to the present day, charting the evolution of fashion, art, culture, and photography for the past 120 years. Featuring the work of influential artists Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, and Mario Testino the book is a stunning celebration of the magazine and its unparalleled influence.
Hamish Bowles is European editor at large for "Vogue "and editor in chief of "Vogue Living," He was curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2001 Costume Institute exhibition, "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years." He lives in New York, London, and Paris.