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Lee Miller in Fashion

A Lecture by Becky E. Conekin

Enjoy a lecture about Lee Miller, one of twentieth century’s most important female fashion photographers. 

This lecture is given by Becky E. Conekin, Senior Research Fellow, European Studies Council, The MacMillan Center for International & Area Studies, and Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, Yale University

Muse, surrealist and war photographer, Lee Miller was also one of the twentieth century’s most important female fashion photographers – yet her work in the field of fashion remains little known.  Professor Conekin's book is the first to redress the imbalance by exploring her unprecedented contributions as both model and fashion photographer to the century’s leading fashion magazine, Vogue. From the late 1920s when her face graced its cover, to the 1940s and 1950s when her stunning photographs lit up its pages, Vogue was the outlet for Miller’s daring creative vision. The story of Lee Miller in fashion is also the story of an amazing transatlantic creative community in New York, London and Paris as well as the changes that rocked the world in these glittering, then tumultuous decades.