A woman in Vogue

Long before there was Anna Wintour, there was Jessica Daves, who served as Diana Vreeland’s direct predecessor as editor-in-chief of Vogue. Something of an enigma in the fashion world, Daves nonetheless established the recognizable Vogue brand, mixing high and low culture in the Eisenhower-Kennedy years to capture a dynamic, still innocent time of transition. Now fashion historian Rebecca C. Tuite and Thames & Hudson have captured it and her in “1950s in Vogue: The Jessica Daves Years, 1952-1962” ($95, 256 pages).

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