Monday, October 26, 2009

Vintage Paris Vogue

Paris Vogue is celebrating it's 90th year! A special outdoor exhibition featuring larger than life magazine covers are displayed along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées next to the Grand Palais in Paris. Editrix Carine Roitfeld picked 80 covers spanning 1920-2009 to highlight this fashionable milestone. This exhibit runs from Oct. 1 through Nov. 1, 2009.

I would like to thank Richard at I Prefer Paris! for granting permission to share his elegantly captured photos of this amazing display. Merci!

May 1963, Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer

Elizabeth Taylor

May/June 1947 by Italian painter Coltellacci

May 1967, 16 year old Twiggy

Catherine Deneuve

Alfred Hitchcock


eye prefer paris said...

looks great! thanks for the credit and link

Marta said...

They're all so amazing, aren't they? I love the Audrey Hepburn one.

Unknown said...

what a great blog! so glad I found you, you are right up my street!

emma wallace said...

How gorgeous! What a lovely walk that must be! The Audrey one is exquisite but I also love the fourth one and the Catherine Deneuve one.

Trippy Trellis said...

I absolutely adore the Audrey Hepburn cover. I'm familiar with a cropped version that was used in ads to advertise Givenchy's L'Interdit- "Once she was the only woman in the world allowed to wear it." But this Vogue cover is so much better. I would give a great deal to own one.

Liz Taylor looks positively evil on her cover. And Twiggy, my favorite model of all time, would have looked better in a closer-up version of that photo- and without those idiotic butterflies.

The great Hitchcock cover is absolutely perfect.

Anonymous said...

I so want one of these posters in my apartment!


Beautiful blog, I collect the fashion magazines from the 30's,40's and 50's. The artwork is devine.

Anonymous said...

the picture under liz taylor is Capuccine the french model turned actress (in the first Pink Panther Movie, Cleaseau's wife)