Voice of a Century, the limited edition book honoring 100 years of the undisputed fashion bible in Britain, was unveiled in style on Monday, September 12 with a celebratory reception co-hosted by Genesis Publications and Her Majesty’s Consul General at the British Residence in NYC. Guests received a special preview of the landmark book, which will be released on September 15th, exactly 100 years to the day the first issue of British Vogue was published in 1916.
In addition to hosts Antonia Romeo, Her Majesty’s Consul General, New York, British Vogue, Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman and Catherine Roylance of Genesis Publications, attendees included several Vogue Contributors including Eric Boman, Jerry Hall, Joan Juliet Buck, and Terry Jones, as well as Suzy Menkes, Alexa Chung, Jenny Packham, Tory Burch, and Rupert Murdoch.
Antonia Romeo, remarked, “I am delighted to celebrate the amazing anthology Vogue – Voice of a Century with Alexandra Shulman OBE, Editor in Chief of British Vogue, and the wonderful team from Genesis Publications. This is a terrific collaboration between two incredible British companies,” said Antonia Romeo. “From street-style to haute couture, some of the most iconic brands and influencers in contemporary fashion hail from the UK and have been captured on the pages of Vogue and in this book. The UK has always been an innovative and creative design force in the fashion world and continues to inspire the industry while paying homage to our strong heritage. The fashion industry is worth £26bn to the UK economy, which allows us to stake the claim that Fashion is GREAT.”
Catherine Roylance states, “This limited edition breaks the mold of fashion publications. It is an anthology that compiles the creative input and voices of 100 contributors who have helped shaped British fashion. It is an aural history of 100 years of fashion.”
Voice of a Century compiles over 400 Vogue photographs and illustrations, covers and correspondence, plus 32,000 words of new interviews with 100 Vogue contributors. It is strictly limited to only 1,916 craftsman-bound copies, and each 504-page volume is individually signed by at least 8 major contributors.
The signed limited edition book is available from Genesis Publications at www.voguecentury.com