THE BEST OF FLAIR
...a born idea
A box-wrapped volume detailing one of the most influential magazines of the twentieth century, established by Fleur Cowles in 1950 and critically lauded as “the first magazine that became an art form.” This top-of-the-stack compendium of the magazine’s sharp mix of clothes, literature, art, travel, decor, theater, and humor, is a living testament to the lavish production quality of Flair’s eclectic editorial content. Hand-chosen by the woman who created it, The Best of Flair features interviews and contributions from some of the most noted artists and celebrities of the past fifty years, including Lucian Freud, Jean Cocteau, Tallulah Bankhead, Saul Steinberg, Salvador Dalí, Simone de Beauvoir, Walker Evans, James Michener, Ogden Nash, Gypsy Rose Lee, Clare Boothe Luce, George Bernard Shaw, John O’Hara, Margaret Mead, and Tennessee Williams. This facsimile edition offers the same ingenious bookmaking of its predecessor, including multiple gatefolds with die-cuts, booklets, and accordion folder leaflets. 338 pages. 9.75”w x 13”h book inside a cloth box.
Part of the "For A Fleur-ish" collection.