This book was published in 2012 on the occasion of the exhibition "Coming into Fashion, a Century of Photography at Condé Nast" organized by Foundation for the exhibition of Photography in Berlin, Milan and Eidembourg.
In Paris, the exhibition - intitled "Papier glacé, un siècle de photographie de mode chez Condé Nast" - was presented at the Palais Galliera from March 1st to May 25th, 2014.
This book exists in French, German, Italian and Russian versions.
Photography historian, Nathalie Herschdorfer was allowed unprecedented access to the Condé Nast archives in New York, Paris and Milan. In this book she offers a selection of original photos as well as the pages of the magazines in which they were published, thus giving the reader an outstanding glimpse of the work of more than 80 photographers at the dawn of their career.
Providing a panorama of the emblematic images that have marked the history of fashion and the way it is portrayed, from the very first pictures by the incomparable Edward Steichen in 1911 through to those by Mario Testino, Bruce Weber, Tim Walker and Michael Baumgarten, via Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn and Helmut Newton, this book sheds new light on a photographic art that has constantly innovated.
The book also contains essays by Olivier Saillard, Director of the Palais Galliera in Paris, and Sylvie Lécallier, in charge of the Palais Galliera's Photograph Collection, as well as an exclusive interview with Franca Sozzani, Chief Editor of Vogue Italia.