A New Book Celebrates 100 Years Of "Canine Chic"

From man’s best friend to woman’s favourite fashion accessory… A delightful book celebrates a century of irresistible canine style, as documented in Vogue

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This broad-brimmed Balenciaga hat — photographed by Henry Clarke in 1954 — was described by Vogue as ‘highly individualised, proudly conspicuous, sophisticated as a poodle’. The miniature poodle was by now hugely popular in Britain — available in the new strains of apricot, cream and silver, as well as the traditional black, white and brown. This one, in black to match the model’s evening gloves and dress, wears a white bow in its topknot to match the hat’s cloud of swansdown

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Four be-ribboned pembroke corgis (plus a model in a corset-dress by John Galliano), photographed by Mario Testino in December 2001

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Lee Radziwill, younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy, snapped by Henry Clarke in August 1960 with her pug Thomas, who used to accompany her to tea at the Ritz

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This Herb Ritts shot of Kate Moss with a harlequin great dane was used in June 1997 for a story on the dangers of sunbathing

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Talisa Soto photographed by Bruce Weber in September 1982. The hirsute poodle contrasts beautifully with the smooth satin of Talisa’s Dior wrap dress and sleek Louise Brooks hairstyle


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