A Look at 1953 Flair Annual, an Exquisite Showcase of an Iconic Fashion Magazine

Published for one year only in the 1950s, Flair magazine has become a sort of an icon. Edited by Fleur Cowles, a shrewd author and artist, the title produced 12 issues. Each issue was impeccably produced, with dozens of papers, die-cuts, special effects and contributions by Lucian Freud, Ogden Nash, Salvador Dalí, and Simone de Beauvoir, among others. Right after the last issue came out in 1951, a book was created to celebrate the magazine and showcase some of its fascinating editorials – accurate to each production detail.

The book is broken down into 6 chapters, each showcasing a particular editorial from the magazine

Flair Annual
First edition, 1953
Published by Cowles Media
Available at The Curious Desk ($185)

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