Item #6482 Vogue. Grace Mirabella, Richard Avedon, Nastassja Kinski, photos, cover.

Vogue. October 1981

New York: Condé Nast Publications, Inc., 1981. Quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated paper wraps.

October 1981 issue of American Vogue, featuring a cover photo of Natassia Kinski by Richard Avedon. Published while Grace Mirabella was editor-in-chief, this issue comprises articles and features catered to the modern American woman. Chosen as Diana Vreeland’s replacement in 1971, Mirabella was considered an "odd choice for the job" as she championed chic yet practical looks and defended a utilitarian American style. While Mirabella successfully edited the magazine for seventeen years and tripled its circulation, she was replaced by Anna Wintour without warning in 1988 by Condé Nast owner Si Newhouse. Speaking about the unceremonious dismissal years later she wrote that due to her own casual aesthetic, the revival of haute couture, and of celebrity culture, the "the 1980s just were not my era." Amply illustrated in color and black-and-white. Light rubbing and edgewear. Very good. Item #6482