‘Lee Miller-Fashion in Wartime Britain’, by Ami Bouhassane

Friday 10 September 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Photo London, Somerset House
Ground Floor – East Wing (B)
Strand, London WC2R 1LA

'Lee Miller Fashion in Wartime Britain', Ami Bouhassane, 2021

Lee Miller’s photography of British fashion for Vogue during World War 2 was prolific yet few are aware of the full extent of this body of her work. Many know Lee Miller’s name in connection to her inspirational World War 2 reportage. Few are aware of the volume of her British fashion images that were published on British Vogue’s pages from 1939 to 1944. This beautiful book of her wartime fashion work addresses Lee Miller’s contribution to the fashion industry in these years and her significant service to the survival of British Vogue magazine. ‘she [Lee Miller] has borne the whole weight of our studio production through the most difficult period in Brogue’s [British Vogue’s] history’. Wrote Audrey Withers, Lee Miller’s editor at British Vogue, in 1941