Inside Vogue

Inside Vogue : My Diary Of Vogue's 100th Year

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The secret diary of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman and the real story behind the BBC TV ABSOLUTELY FASHION documentary.

'One of the great social diaries of our time . . . should become a classic.' Sunday Times

'Eye-popping, brilliantly candid' Evening Standard

What a year for Vogue! Alexandra Shulman reveals the emotional and logistical minefield of producing the 100th anniversary issue (that Duchess of Cambridge cover surprise), organizing the star-studded Vogue 100 Gala, working with designers from Victoria Beckham to Karl Lagerfeld and contributors from David Bailey to Alexa Chung. All under the continual scrutiny of a television documentary crew.

But narrowly-contained domestic chaos hovers - spontaneous combustion in the kitchen, a temperamental boiler and having to send bin day reminders all the way from Milan fashion week. For anyone who wants to know what the life of a fashion magazine editor is really like, or for any woman who loves her job, this is a rich, honest and sharply observed account of a year lived at the centre of British fashion and culture.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 183 x 221 x 30mm | 522g
  • Fig Tree
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241279232
  • 9780241279236
  • 64,986

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One of the great social diaries of our time . . . should become a classic . Sunday Times
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One of the great social diaries of our time . . . should become a classic. * Sunday Times * Eye-popping, brilliantly candid. * Evening Standard * Shulman is particularly good on insightful character sketches . . . she is also happy to reveal occasional flashes of her own character and insecurities. * Sunday Express * Completely compelling . . . fascinating . . . refreshingly unfiltered . . . reminds you what a good writer she is. * GQ * [Shulman] writes surprisingly frankly . . . a funny, pacy book. -- Hadley Freeman * Guardian * Candid, introspective, generous and witty -- Nicky Haslam * Spectator * A witty corrective to the BBC's rather flaccid documentary . . . Shulman's skill for casual self-deprecation and the unfiltered wry aside offer a far more nuanced insight into the mammoth task of managing brand Vogue. * Financial Times, `Best Books of 2016' *
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About Alexandra Shulman

Alexandra Shulman has edited British Vogue since 1992. She is a contributor to The Times, Daily Mail, Guardian and Daily Telegraph and lives in London. She is the author of two novels, also published by Fig Tree/Penguin, The Parrots and Can We Still Be Friends.
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