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There's a British Vogue Coloring Book Coming Out

Alexandra Shulman
Alexandra Shulman
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British Vogue turns 100 next year, and it's still looking great for its age. To kick off centenary celebrations, the British branch of the fashion magazine institution commissioned Professor Iain R. Webb to create a hand-drawn 96-page coloring book. The book is designed to reflect the '50s fashion plastered on the pages of Vogue, as well as the contemporary social events that have inspired it.

According to Vogue, the book "will feature hand-drawn designs inspired by the fashion pages of the magazine during the fifties, including depictions of ball gowns and cocktail dresses from Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Chanel."

At a press event for the book at Liberty London yesterday, Webb said  "The 1950s was a decade that went from black-and-white into color. It seemed appropriate to do something along that way."

If you always envied the abilities of designers but never quite had the artistic bug, this will be your chance to put a personal spin on these iconic designs à la Chanel. Or, you could leave it blank and it would make a great coffee table book.

The Vogue Colouring Book is available for pre-order, and will be published by Conran Octopus on 5th November.