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The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places Hardcover – November 17, 2009
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Alexandra Kotur is Style Director at Vogue, where she often works on portrait sittings with Jonathan Becker and Annie Leibovitz. She is the author of Carolina Herrera: Portrait of a Fashion Icon. She lives in New York.
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Old people? Never happened. Which makes it disconcerting to see photos of people you know --- or knew, because many have gone on to that place where Vogue can't be delivered --- in the full blush of youth.
Truman Capote's "swans", beautiful people in the Hamptons, Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall in Mustique, Valentino's country house, palaces, gardens --- almost every photograph and most excerpts from the profiles that accompanied them have the same effect. That is, they make you want to be rich. And thin. And young.
And that's the way it goes for 400 oversized pages. Vogue is the InStyle of the upper order; it's one big wet kiss to the people it photographs. Which isn't to say it's unappealing --- it's nice to get all your jealousy from one thick source.
I do note one factual error. The editors claim that, in 1990, "Georgina Howell found Carolyne Roehm exemplifying the spirit of the Working Rich." Yes, she did. But she wasn't the first. I recall a New York Magazine cover story about Roehm called "The Working Rich: The Real Slaves of New York," published in January 1986. The author, I believe, was Jesse Kornbluth.
The most interesting portion of Vogue each month has often been a few editorial sections toward the end of each magazine, perhaps focusing on the lifestyle of a particularly tasteful individual, an attractive new political figure or someone in the entertainment world who might actually be interesting. Many of the best of these editorial features -- often featuring great fashion -- are now gathered in one large volume and are illustrated the most talented photographers of our time: Horst, Avedon, Penn, etc.
We start by visiting Babe Paley, then attend Truman Capote's famous black-and-white ball as written up by Gloria Steinem. We see the '60s Newport wedding of Peter Beard and Minnie Cushing, two of the most beautiful people of our era; visit gardens from Normandy to the Hamptons and drop in on Mick Jagger in Mustique and Valentino's country house. We particularly welcome a chance to view the art collection of Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren, starting with six, count 'em, six, full size Francis Bacons, and to see the homes of Paloma Picasso over the years.Read more ›
It is a beautiful, if it is a first time Vogue coffee table book its a wonderful page turner.
Nicole Kidman pages 28-29 and pages 216-221
Michelle Obama (with one picture of President Obama) on pages 90-95
Scarlett Johanson pages 180-181
Jennifer Lopez pages 186-187
Gwyneth Paltrow pages 196-199
Charlize Theron pages 200-203
Angelina Jolie pages 224-227
Iman (world famous supermodel, businesswoman, and wife of David Bowie) pages 316-321
Cher pages 328-331
Beyonce pages 336-337
Naomi Campbell pages 340-347 and page 7
Cindy Crawford pages 368-371
There are many more celebrities and high society women featured in this book. The details on the origins of the wedding cake (page 130) and pictures from Truman Capote's Ball (pages 136-145) interested me. "The World In Vogue: People, Parties, Places" by Hamish Bowles is great for anyone who enjoys feature books on celebrities and/or heiresses that live a life of fame and opulence.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
INTERESTING BOOK or MAGAZINE if you care to explore another angle of this crazy 20, 21 CENTURY ... How the very wealthy passed the time, from party to party, in the company of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
Such a great book with beautiful party pictures and portraits. Great for coffee tables. Can stare at the photos for hours... thanks!Published on July 21, 2013 by S. Hull
A glimpse into worlds not seen by ordinary people. Fantastic form and content, fascinating, no way to put down. The other half, indeed.Published on January 4, 2013 by Valerie St. John
Out of the series this book was my least favorite. The others had some great photography and layouts from their magazine. This one not so much so. Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Sloan P. Winters
This is a wonderful book, exactly as described. I bought it to scrutinize the photographs, which are excellent, but have also been greatly appreciating its chronicling of history... Read morePublished on May 11, 2011 by J. Doane