PIAGGI, Anna and others. Vanity.

(Milan): Condé Nast, 1982-1989.  First edition. Quarto.  35 issues of 37 issues (lacking issue 14 and 20.  A fantastic run of this scarce and innovative fashion magazine.  Conceived by Piaggi, a fashion stylist and editor, the magazine relied more heavily, via Anotonio Lopez, on fashion illustration than fashion photography. The magazine was almost entirely illustrated, with a graphic language that mounted together images and words, configuring as a sort of narrative map of the complex and varied scenario of a pivotal moment for international fashion.  Vanity managed to narrate the complexity of fashion with a sensitivity that often came from worlds other than that of fashion itself, causing collisions that generated new imaginations and unexpected meanings.  Vanity remains an important product and testimony of the atmosphere and ideas of the 1980s. All issues in very good condition.  Rare


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