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Voice of a Century

Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman and 100 Vogue Contributors

A hand-crafted, signed limited edition book celebrating the 2016 centenary of British Vogue, with a wealth of photography, archival correspondence and interviews with 100 of Vogue's most respected contributors.

'An exquisitely crafted book that goes right to the heart of Vogue. This will be an anthology like no other.' Alexandra Shulman, Editor-in-Chief

In a landmark publication compiling photographs, illustrations, correspondence, covers and new interviews with 100 renowned Vogue contributors, Voice of a Century is an anthology like no other. Strictly limited to only 1,916 craftsman-bound copies, each 504-page volume is individually signed by at least 8 major contributors.

'There have been many Vogue books published, but never a book such as this.' Alexandra Shulman, Editor-in-Chief

100 Years

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For 100 years British Vogue has set the scene in fashion beauty portraiture and lifestyle.

It has discovered and championed young designers, writers, artists, photographers and models; reported on changing patterns in fashion and social life; documented wars and cultural change and presented fashion from the most extraordinary places. Simultaneously reflecting and shaping British culture and history, its pages have been a vivid record of the times.

'I grew up in a town in western Pennsylvania and saw British Vogue like some kind of miracle.' Bruce Weber

'It has discovered and nurtured some of the great photographers and designers of the 20th century. Long may it continue.' Bianca Jagger

'Vogue is as relevant as ever, allowing us to dream while entertaining us and informing our opinions and tastes. While embracing the new, it never ignores history and context. It is timeless and ageless.' Yasmin Le Bon
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The Photography

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With unparalleled access to the British Vogue library and archives VOICE OF A CENTURY compiles a spectacular collection of classic photographs illustrations page spreads and covers alongside personal insights from the people who helped create them.

'I first worked for Vogue in 1956 and I can't imagine life without it. I've always been very excited to see my pictures in the magazine. Vogue has been my life.' Lord Snowdon

'I started to read Vogue when I was about 15. It was the era of the glamazon super model and I thought that Cindy and co were the most ravishing women I'd ever seen.' Sophie Dahl

'The most elegant, the most avant-garde of all fashion magazines. It ushered in changes in society, in the way women were and the way women looked - men as well - and the way people felt about themselves.' Nick Knight

'I feel very fortunate. As Terence Donovan used to say, "It's better than working in a bank."' Grace Coddington

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The Manuscript

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Spanning 504 pages the breathtaking visual material is accompanied by personal recollections and commentary from 100 of British Vogues most respected collaborators models designers and photographers.

Manolo Blahnik, Naomi Campbell, Grace Coddington, Lily Cole, Sophie Dahl, Patrick Demarchelier, Jerry Hall, Barbara Hulanicki, Bianca Jagger, Nick Knight, Yasmin Le Bon, Stella McCartney, Kate Moss, Mary Quant, Jean Shrimpton, Paul Smith, Mario Testino, Twiggy, Tim Walker, Vivienne Westwood and Vogue's longest-serving editor, Alexandra Shulman.

'I remember going to the café around the corner from my school with my mum, to buy and look at the copy of Vogue I was in. I sat there surprised and awed by the surreality of being on the cover.' Lily Cole

Accompanying their original text, previously unpublished correspondence files shed new light on the work of celebrated contributors such as Cecil Beaton, Clifford Coffin, Michael Cooper, Lee Miller, Norman Parkinson, Helmut Newton, and many more from Vogue's 100-year history.

 

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The Limited Edition

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In recognition of British Vogues founding year VOICE OF A CENTURY is limited to just 1916 numbered and signed copies worldwide.

Craftsman-bound in sumptuous leathers with gold foil blocking and gilt page edging, Voice of a Century will be a collector's item for generations to come. The large format book (290 mm x 350 mm; 11.5 in x 14 in) is housed in a cloth-bound solander case. A shutter reveals an individually placed photograph from the Vogue archives.

Each numbered copy is stamped by Mario Testino and hand-signed by a minimum of 8 contributors, including Manolo Blahnik, Eric Boman, Grace Coddington, Barbara Daly, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Karen Elson, John Frieda, Marie Helvin, Barbara Hulanicki, Kate Moss, Paul Smith, Stella Tennant, Penelope Tree and Alexandra Shulman.

'An exquisitely crafted book that goes right to the heart of Vogue.' Alexandra Shulman, Editor-in-Chief
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The Signatures

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Each numbered copy is stamped by Mario Testino and hand-signed by at least 8 contributors.

The signatures are entirely random to each copy and cannot be requested.
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Video

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In this extended interview, Alexandra Shulman and other Vogue contributors, discuss what makes Vogue - A Voice of a Century so special.

'Vogue is fashion. Vogue changes peoples view and their take on how they see things.'  Kate Moss

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Voice of a Century

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  • ISBN:
    978905662395
  • Limited:
    1916 copies
  • Signed by:
    At least 8 Vogue contributors
  • Contributors:
    100 Vogue contributors including Manolo Blahnik, Naomi Campbell, Grace Coddington, Lily Cole, Sophie Dahl, Patrick Demarchelier, Jerry Hall, Barbara Hulanicki, Bianca Jagger, Nick Knight, Yasmin Le Bon, Stella McCartney, Kate Moss, Mary Quant, Jean Shrimpton, Paul Smith, Mario Testino, Twiggy, Tim Walker, Vivienne Westwood and many more.
  • Paper:
    170 gsm GardaPat
  • Binding:
    Full leather with onlay silhouette, white and gold foil blocking and gilt page edging
  • Box:
    Archival solander case with a shutter revealing an individually placed photograph
Limited Edition £595

A hand-crafted, signed limited edition book celebrating the 2016 centenary of British Vogue, with a wealth of photography, archival correspondence and interviews with 100 of Vogue's most respected contributors.

  • Published Sep 2016
  • Page size: 290 mm x 350 mm
  • 448 pages
  • 20000 words
  • 600 images

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