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American Vogue and the Discovery of American Fashion

Presented by - Dr ANNA LEBOVIC, Arts Society Lecturer

Although dozens of editions of Vogue magazine have now flourished throughout the world, the very first issue was published in New York in 1892. As the first antecedent, American Vogue continues to command unparalleled respect and adoration, and is one of the world’s most influential magazines. But

how much American fashion was actually featured in the magazine itself? This lecture explores the early history of Vogue magazine and its emergence on the world stage, yet also why very few American designers were featured in America’s preeminent fashion magazine until the 1970s. It also considers what this reveals about the American fashion industry more broadly for much of the 20th century.


Raffle prizes for this lecture will be the following books:

Grace a Memoir


by Grace Coddington

Vogue the Covers

VOGUE the Covers

by Abrams


Dr Anna Lebovic

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Raffle tickets are sold at the door and cost $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.

Two winning tickets are drawn and the first winner takes first pick.

The raffle is drawn at the conclusion of the lecture.


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Committee Members:  

Michael Bennett, Catriona Custance, Lucy Griffiths,  Debra McGuigan, Dianne Nelson, Ian Veroni, Richard Chalmers Philip Bolton


Annual Membership - $180.00 for all 8 lectures.

Visitors are welcome - $30.00 per lecture.
Visiting Members of other ADFAS societies - FREE
Students - FREE

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All lectures are held at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, (CPAC) cnr. Vincent St and Aberdare Rd, Cessnock.

Evening lectures start promptly at 7:00 pm, please arrive by 6:45 pm

Lectures followed by supper and Hunter Valley wines.

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