Vogue Colouring Book
Vogue & Iain R Webb
Editor’s Choice – The Bookseller
This, the first colouring book from British VOGUE, has been created by award-winning writer, fashion editor, curator and Royal College of Art Professor, Iain R Webb. Celebrating the centenary of British VOGUE, these hand-drawn artworks are inspired by iconic images from the magazine 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 ball gowns and soigne 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 British VOGUE. The c90 artworks can be coloured in in the spirit of the original images that inspired them or embellished with whatever colours and patterns take the reader’s fancy. The colouring book is the perfect present for all those who love vintage fashion and will be published in time for VOGUE’s centenary celebrations in 2016, which begin with a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
Elegant, glamourous and so fashionable! Take a trip down memory lane and discover fashion from British Vogue’s 1950s style icons. Reminisce or become inspired as you colour your way through this remarkable book of fashion history. A great present for yourself – or that hard to buy for fashion conscious person, add a tin of coloured pencils and you have the perfect Christmas gift.
I love it, Carol! A colouring book for adults! We all need that sort of creativity, don’t you think?
I agree Margot and there are some great colouring in books available – I love looking at the fashion in this one.
Oooh, I love the colouring trend at the moment, so many great books out there.
I am enjoying it too Tracey – Christmas we are all colouring in – it is not competitive like card etc
I’ve got this listed as an inclusion in my Xmas Gift Post I’m doing for Styling You and wondered what it was like. Glad it’s good.
And I have more coming up Deb – they are all so different – which is great.
We have some colouring books – not as stylish as this one – but fun and meditative all the same. Something I enjoy doing with my teenage daughter.
There are some lovely ones around Jen aren’t there? Do use any particular type of pencils?