Something about a gown's intrinsic construction, unashamed opulence and sheer feminine romance ignites in us the promise of fairy-tale adventure and unparalleled glamour. The magical gowns featured here give full reign to those fantasies, be they the sublime yet simple classical creations of Madame Gres, the heavenly bodies sculpted by Azzedine Alaia, the lean, seductive lines of a Deco-inspired silhouette or huge tulle poufs fit for a princess.
In Vogue: The Gown Jo Ellison has curated a collection of more than 300 images and grouped them together into five thematic chapters: Classical, Drama, Decorative and Modernist. The book provides both an evocative celebration of almost a century of fashion history while also showcasing the work of the very best photographers including, Tim Walker, Mario Testino, Nick Knight, David Bailey, Herb Ritts, Norman Parkinson, Corinne Day, Cecil and Horst.
Now available in a new format with a luxurious real cloth cover, at a more pocket-friendly price of 30, this is essential reading for fashionistas everywhere.
About the Author
Jo Ellison was the features director of Vogue between 2005 and 2014. A former history graduate, she worked extensively in the Vogue archive and has written numerous features about the magazine's illustrious relationships with photographers past and present, from Cecil Beaton to David Bailey and Juergen Teller. She is now the fashion editor at The Financial Times.
The most fantastical dresses, on the most beautiful models, shot by the greatest fashion photographers... Vogue: The Gown, by Jo Ellison, is a celebration of a century of sartorial splendour - The Sunday Telegraph
Featuring the finest frocks and photos from 100 years of the fashion bible, Vogue: The Gown
is a must for every well-dressed coffee table. - Sunday Express
This stunning book is the definitive collection of the gown in all its cuts and styles. If any publication can boast an archive brimming with glamorous gowns, worn by beautiful models and photographed by the best in the industry, it would be Vogue
. With more than 300 gown in display, this magnificent book warrants 'oohs' and 'aahs' at every page turn. - Daily Mail Scotland