VOGUE: The Gown
In Vogue: The Gown, Jo Ellison has curated a collection of more than 300 fabulous images and grouped them into five thematic chapters: Classical, Fantasy, Drama, Decorative and Modern. The book provides both an evocative celebration of fashion’s most magical creations, while also showcasing the work of British Vogue’s very best photographers including Tim Walker, Mario Testino, Nick Knight, David Bailey, Herb Ritts, Norman Parkinson, Corinne Day, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton and Horst.
Something about a gown’s intricate 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 Deco-inspired gowns to nurture the imagination and salve the soul.