UNSEEN VOGUE goes beyond the cliches and often repeated ‘greatest hits’ of fashion photography and tells a completely new story. Drawn from the archives of British Vogue, an immense resource of over 1,000,000 images, the book presents hundreds of images never seen before – the killed pictures, rejects and out-takes – to form a fresh, new history of fashion photography. Featuring the first attempts of many now internationally famous photographers, great pictures by forgotten masters, out-takes from famous shoots and many other extraordinary and sometimes controversial pictures. By showing contact sheets and unedited film UNSEEN VOGUE opens up the process of making fashion images, previously the reserve of fashion’s inner circle.
From Irving Penn to David Bailey, from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino – the new book will be an authoritative addition to the documented history of fashion photography.