Vanity Fair: The Portraits
By Graydon Carter and David Friend
384 pages; Abrams
What if you gave a dinner party and everybody came—iconic celebrities, era-defining artists, wits, wags, pundits, and world-class politicos? You'd have a taste of Vanity Fair: The Portraits (Abrams), spectacular images from the magazine's two incarnations, 1913 to 1936 and 1983 to the present, juxtaposing the taboo-smashing bravado of photographers Annie Leibovitz and Helmut Newton, to name just two, with the cool romanticism of Cecil Beaton and the luminous modernism of Edward Steichen.
From the September 2008 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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