British Vogue celebrates it's 90th birthday with December's issue which by the way is a stomper of an issue in terms of content (hasn't been all that great for yonks...) and if you're not usually a Brit Vogue buyer, this issue is a serious must have. More importantly, in one of the editorials, the fashion historian Judith Watt was responsible for sourcing important desginer pieces from the past 90 years to use in a photoshoot that had to make all the pieces look modern and relevant. Well, I think the sourced pieces, combined with the styling and the fresn input from Gemma Ward and current hot-face Coco Rochas all successfully meshed together in this 'Magical History Tour', shot by Nick Knight. I do often get stylist-envy but this editorial especially made me salivate more. A Fortuny Delphos gown, first worn in 1916 mixed with a Vivienne Westwood Seditionaries jumper. A 1903 Maison Worth cape with 70's Biba and a 1969 Givenchy scarf. Just reading the clothing credits is enough to make one's head spin. Imagine what it would have been like to be on the shoot in the presence of the clothes! Whilst you barf at my excessive gushiness, I'm off to flick through the mag a few more times.
(Scanned from UK Vogue December 2006, 'Magical History Tour', Photographed by Nick Knight, Styled by Kate Phelan. Rest of pics can be found here).