|From The Publisher*||In this first-ever coloring book from American Vogue, you are invited into a world of fashion fantasy. |
Twenty-six archival covers from 1912 to 1932, by ten celebrated illustrators living here and abroad, take you back to a more playful and whimsical moment of boas, bows, hats and headpieces, fans, pearls and gloves, and even some exotic wild animals. Coloring book fans of all ages can try their hand on these imaginative, elegant, and lively drawings of women dressed for the task at hand, whether it is driving their own car, pruning morning glories in the garden, feeding a dragon, steering a gondola, hanging out in a crescent moon, or riding a peacock or zebra-side-saddle, of course. The Vogue woman as liberated, stylish, and always dressed for adventure.
|Biographical Note||VALERIE STEIKER is the culture editor at Vogue and the author of The Leopard Hat: A Daughter's Story (Pantheon) and the editor, with Chris Knutsen, of a collection of essays, Brooklyn Was Mine (Riverhead).The ten illustrators of these covers are: from America, Helen Dryden, Harriet Meserole, Rita Senger, E.M.A Steinmetz, Arthur Gavin Finley and George Wolfe Plank; from France, Georges LePape, Pierre Mourgue, André Édouard Marty, Eduardo García Benito. Most of them were born in the 1880s or 90s, some, even the Americans, studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, one-George Wolfe Plank-was self taught, and Arthur Gavin Finley also moonlighted as a magician, called Aurthur Gavin, credited with the invention of the Tent Vanish Trick.|