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‘Vogue, like the royal family, has been through many evolutions of its own, and to view Her Majesty’s life though the record of our pages is truly a document of history.’ Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue
Four monarchs (crowned and uncrowned); one abdication; one royal investiture; a jewel box of jubilees and many, many royal marriages… British Vogue has borne witness to a century of royal history.
Its first star photographer, Cecil Beaton, was entranced by the House of Windsor and the admiration was mutual. A younger star photographer, Antony Armstrong Jones, left Vogue to marry the Queen’s sister and returned as Lord Snowdon. The Queen’s cousin, Vogue‘s Lord Lichfield proved an insightful photographer of royal style along with many of Vogue‘s fashion photographers including Horst, Norman Parkinson and David Bailey. With visual treasures from Vogue‘s unrivalled archive and contributions through the decades from the most perceptive of royal commentators – from Evelyn Waugh to Zadie Smith – The Crown in Vogue is the definitive, authoritative portrait of royalty in the modern age.
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