The Crown in Vogue (Hardcover)
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Vogue's "special royal salute" to Queen Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor.
"Vogue, like the royal family, has been through many evolutions of its own, and to view Her Majesty's life through the record of our pages is truly a document of history." —Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue and European Director of Vogue
The Crown in Vogue is an extensively illustrated tribute to the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II and to the British Royal Family from the pages of British Vogue. Four monarchs (crowned and uncrowned); one abdication; one royal investiture; a jewel box of jubilees and many, many royal marriages... British Vogue has borne witness to a century of royal history. The Crown in Vogue is the magazine's "special royal salute" to our longest-serving monarch and her "assured and unwavering" presence in the lives of a nation.
Vogue's first star photographer, Cecil Beaton, was entranced by the House of Windsor and the admiration was mutual. A younger star photographer, Antony Armstrong Jones, left Vogue to marry the Queen's sister and returned as Lord Snowdon. The Queen's cousin, Vogue's Lord Lichfield, proved an insightful photographer of royal style along with many of Vogue's fashion photographers, including Horst, Norman Parkinson, and David Bailey. With visual treasures from Vogue's unrivaled archive and contributions through the decades from the most perceptive of royal commentators—from Evelyn Waugh to Zadie Smith—The Crown in Vogue is the definitive, authoritative portrait of Queen Elizabeth II's magnificent reign—and of royalty in the modern age.
About the Author
Robin Muir is a photographic historian and writer on photography. He has curated major exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven. His most recent exhibitions are Vogue 100 A Century of Style and Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things (both National Portrait Gallery, 2016 and 2020). Formerly Picture Editor of Vogue, he is currently a Contributing Editor with the magazine.
Josephine Ross is a literary and royal historian, the acknowledged expert on Cecil Beaton's career with Vogue and an authority on the life and works of Jane Austen, the subject of her most recent book Jane Austen and her World (2017). Her previous books include The Monarchs of Britain (1982); Beaton in Vogue (1986); Royalty in Vogue (1989); and Society in Vogue: The International Set Between the Wars (1992).
VERDICT Anglophiles and fans of Netflix’s The Crown will likely savor this unique treasure trove.
— Denise Miller