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FashionSpeak Fridays: 1950s in Vogue – The Jessica Daves Years

Friday, December 6
7:00 PM

Join fashion historian Rebecca Tuite for an evening on American Vogue’s most enigmatic editor-in-chef, Jessica Daves, and a fascinating moment in the magazine’s history. Appointed editor-in-chief in 1952, Jessica Daves began a decade-long effort to elevate the world’s most influential fashion magazine to new standards. Daves’s Vogue was the first to embrace a “high/low” blend of fashion, offering a complete vision of how other areas of modern life contributed to defining taste and style, and profiling contemporary style-icons, from John and Jackie Kennedy to Charles and Ray Eames. Rebecca C. Tuite is a fashion historian and writer. In addition to 1950s in Vogue: The Jessica Daves Years, 1952-1962, she is the author of Seven Sisters Style: The All- American Preppy Look. Rebecca has served as a fashion history consultant and expert for print articles and television segments for the BBC, The Travel Channel and CNN, among others. 1950s fashion is highly encouraged!

There will be a very limited amount of books available for purchase, so if you are interested in purchasing a copy (for $100.00 including sales tax), please email us at [email protected].

This event is free and open to the public, however an RSVP is required at

PLEASE NOTE that members of The National Arts Club are not required to RSVP. A block of seats has been set aside for our members, however seating is first-come, first-served and entry to the event can not be guaranteed. Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the event start time. 


FashionSpeak Fridays: 1950s in Vogue
Friday, December 06, 2019 7:00 PM