Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
The Vogue Editor Audrey Withers wrote: ‘she [Lee Miller] has borne the whole weight of our studio production through the most difficult period in Brogue’s [British Vogue’s] history’. This was written in 1941 to challenge the oversight of the American Vogue 15 June 1941 edition feature on its photographers failing to recognise Lee Miller’s contributions. Over 250 Fashion images by Lee appeared in Vogue from 1941 to 1944 and as a shoot can range from 12 to 100 shots the complete collection provides a wealth of material. 2021 is time to publish this beautiful book as the negatives and vintage contacts had remained unarchived until 2020 when the process was completed. Meaning these images have literally not be seen since they were first shot and published in the 1940’s. The interest, quality and splendour of the images determined they deserved a high quality publication.