This coloring book from the British VOGUE has been created by award-winning writer, fashion editor, curator and Royal College of Art Professor, Iain R Webb.
The hand-drawn artworks are inspired by iconic images from British VOGUE in the 1950s - an era of hats and matching gloves, haughty elegance and hourglass silhouettes (a period that continues to inspire contemporary designers including Miuccia Prada and Dolce & Gabbana).
The book features a glamorous dream wardrobe of luxurious ballgowns and soigné cocktail dresses, smart suits and dramatic accessories by key designers including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Chanel. The accompanying captions offer fashion and style tips (often highly amusing in hindsight) and are taken from the original pages of VOGUE. The c90 artworks can be coloured in in the spirit of the original images that inspired them or embellished with whatever colors and patterns take the reader's fancy. The coloring book is the perfect present for all those who love vintage fashion.
About the Author
Iain R Webb is an award-winning writer and Visiting Professor of Fashion Womenswear at the Royal College of Art, London. During his career he has been fashion editor of BLITZ, the Evening Standard, Harpers & Queen, TheTimes and Elle, while contributing to various publications including New Musical Express, The New York Times and VOGUE.
He is the author of several books including Bill Gibb: Fashion and Fantasy, Postcards From the Edge of the Catwalk, As Seen In BLITZ: Fashioning '80s Style and INVITATION STRICTLY PERSONAL. He also works as a curator and recent projects include 'We're Not Here To Sell Clothes' at the ICA, 'You're Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny!' at Paul Smith, Mayfair, 'See Me, Feel Me' at the MoBA Biennale Arnhem and 'Invitation Strictly Personal' at Somerset House.
He now lives in Bath, UK, where he consults for the Fashion Museum, makes 'things to hang on your back and wall' and muses over his life in frocks on his blog.