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Style & Substance: Behind the Glamour

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In its 115-year history, Vogue's fashion spreads often are more of an artistic statement than an actual fashion suggestion. That's what makes "In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Fashion Magazine" (Rizzoli New York, $75) so delicious. But be warned: At 400 pages,

it's quite a meal.

From the early illustrated art nouveau covers through the swinging '60s to the high art and international settings of the contemporary spreads, the book chronicles a magazine at the forefront of fashion. A running commentary highlights the magazine's history, important editors and contributing photographers. And you'll go behind the scenes at a fashion shoot. Available at Barnes & Noble.

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