Classiques Modernes picks Vogue: Voice of A Century as its New Year top gift to give for its historical, cultural and artistic significance.
In 2016, Vogue celebrated 100 years as the undisputed fashion bible in Britain.
Now, a landmark publication, VOICE OF A CENTURY, compiles over 400 Vogue photographs and illustrations, correspondence and covers, plus 32,000 words of new interviews with 100 Vogue contributors.
VOICE OF A CENTURY is strictly limited to only 1,916 craftsman-bound copies, and each 504-page volume is individually signed by at least eight major contributors. It includes previously unseen material, including letters from Helmut Newton and Cecil Beaton, as well as candid exchanges between Vogue editor Audrey Withers and Lee Miller.
Editors and photographers talk about their special collaborations: Jerry Hall recalls those now iconic shoots with Grace Coddington and Norman Parkinson; Jean Shrimpton recollects her famous partnership with David Bailey; Kate Moss relives a shoot riding on elephants with Christy Turlington in Nepal; Bianca Jagger talks about her Vogue moment for a cover shoot in the Seventies in Paris; and Juergen Teller remembers his first rather surreal meeting with fashion editor Isabella Blow.
British Vogue, February 1992, Christy Turlington by Patrick Demarchelier
These exclusive contributions, combined with over 400 images selected from the magazine’s archives, show how Vogue has become Britain’s cultural barometer, placing fashion in the context of the wider world we live in –how we dress, entertain, what we eat, listen to, watch; who leads us, excites us and inspires us.
Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Alexandra Shulman on VOICE OF A CENTURY: “During the lifetime of British Vogue, there have been many Vogue books published. But never a book such as this. Vogue –Voice of A Century is the ultimate anthology of the magazine, a celebration of 100 years of the many talents that have created the thousands of pages of magical images and interesting and inspiring journalism.” From its beginnings to today, three central principles have set Vogue apart: a commitment to visual genius, an investment in storytelling, and a selective, optimistic editorial eye.
VOGUE – VOICE OF A CENTURY, the signed limited edition book is available from Genesis Publications at