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Lee Miller in Fashion


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Preface * 1. `That intangible quality of chic': Early Life & Modeling, 1907-29 * 2. `With strong-willed girls you let them do it': A Parisian Apprenticeship, 1929-32 * 3. `I'd rather take a picture than be one': New York and Egypt, 1932-39 * 4. `Here and now resolve to shop courageously to look your best': Fashion Photography in London, 1939-44 * 5. `Who else can swing from the Siegfried Line to the new hipline?': War and Fashion Reportage, 1944-46 * 6. `But in peace time Vogue was primarily a fashion magazine': Disenchantment and Departure from Fashion, 1946-77 * Afterword

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The first book to focus on how Lee Miller's work as a model and fashion photographer illuminated both her life and the history of fashion from the late 1920s to the early 1950s

About the Author

Becky E. Conekin teaches 20th-century British and European History at Yale University. She was formerly Reader in Historical and Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion, where for many years she ran the MA in the History and Culture of Fashion. She is the author of numerous books, including The Autobiography of a Nation and Eugene Vernier, and is a contributor to photographer Nick Knight's ShowStudio.


'Beautifully constructed ... reflects Miller's multifaceted career and demonstrates why she remains so relevant and important today' - Aesthetica
'Many unseen archive photographs, contact sheets and memos bring Miller's wit and daring into vivid focus' - Financial Times
'The pictures here, largely for Vogue, are gorgeous ... It's this extraordinary woman's story though, told with wit and warmth by Conekin, which brings them to life' - The Times
'Filled with insight and never-before-seen photos from the 'Vogue' vaults, 'Lee Miller in Fashion' is a must for any fan of fashion and kickass women' - Image
'Stunning ... A vivid and fitting tribute to one of the last century's true individuals' - Irish Tatler
'A well-researched tribute to a kick-ass woman' - Daily Telegraph

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