1950s in Vogue: The Jessica Daves Years, 1952-1962
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $29.00
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When Jessica Daves became editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine in 1952, she began a decade-long effort to elevate the world’s most influential fashion magazine to new standards.
With a firm belief that “taste is something that can be taught and learned” and an even firmer conviction in the magazine’s “high regard for the best,” Daves led a charge for excellence in the pages of Vogue. Drawing from the Vogue archives and Daves’s own personal archives, fashion historian and writer Rebecca C. Tuite tells the whole story of Daves’s Vogue, examining the magazine’s coverage of fashion, interior design, travel, and more during that decade, while also offering the first in-depth study of Jessica Daves herself.