Fashion & Beauty

W Magazine: 50 Years/50 Stories

The definitive collection of W’s most iconic and boundary-pushing photographic stories, published over the magazine’s fifty-year history.

Since its founding in 1972, W has worked with the world’s best photographers and writers, celebrating their most ambitious and creative work. The stories in this book offer a knowing, insider’s peek into the top echelons of the world of style over the past 50 years.
 
Historic and boundary-breaking stories include “One for the Ages,” by Steven Klein, in which the model Amber Valletta is seen aging over the course of a century; hallucinatory photographs by Tim Walker of Tilda Swinton bringing to life eccentric historical characters; an art project by the artist Richard Prince, in which he both comments on and appropriates celebrity imagery; exclusive shoots of pop culture icons like Dolly Parton; playful series of fabulous faux advertising campaigns shattering the sacrosanct lines between advertising and editorial by Steven Meisel; daring covers that perfectly capture the era of the supermodel including Naomi, Kate, Cindy, Linda, Christy, and Gisele; revealing portraits of the most original and creative personalities that includes fashion designers, film directors, artists, interior designers, and musicians; and 1970s party coverage in the early, halcyon days of W.

This book will appeal to those with a great appreciation for art, fashion, design, interiors, music, and culture.

About The Author

Sara Moonves is the editor in chief of W.
 

  • Publish Date: November 08, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10 x 13
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7266-4

Reviews

"Founded in 1972, W magazine has been capturing the cultural zeitgeist for 50 years. To celebrate the milestone, this volume enlists the magazine’s many friends to curate a collection of W’s most iconic moments. With gorgeous shots, thought-provoking extracts, and a whole chapter dedicated to Kate Moss, it’s a likely hit with the fashion conscious and followers of art and culture." —NEW YORK MAGAZINE