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Dressed for war : the story of Vogue editor Audrey Withers, from the Blitz to the swinging sixties

Summers, Julie2020
Large Print
This is the untold story of our most iconic fashion magazine in its most formative years, in the Second World War. It was an era when wartime exigencies gave its editor, Audrey Withers, the chance to forge an identity for it that went far beyond stylish clothes. In doing so, she set herself against the style and preoccupations of Vogue's mothership in New York, and her often sticky relationship with its formidable editor, Edna Woolman Chase, became a strong dynamic in the Vogue story. But Vogue had a good war, with great writers and top-flight photographers including Lee Miller and Cecil Beaton - who loathed each other - sending images and reports from Europe and much further afield - detailing the plight of the countries and people living amidst war-torn Europe.
Author:
Imprint:
Rearsby : Clipper Large Print Books, 2020.
Collation:
480 pages (large print) : illustrations (black and white)
Notes:
Standard print edition originally published: London: Simon & Schuster.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781004021987 (pbk)
Dewey class:
070.51092
Language:
English
BRN:
3029504
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