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"The One and Only," styled by Grace Coddington & photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue May 2014

A 1948 photograph by Cecil Beaton of models wearing gowns by Charles James that ran in Vogue serves as the inspiration behind Tim Walker’s latest editorial featuring Grace Mahary, Maja Salamon, Ola Rudnicka, Codie Young, Esmeralda Seay-Rynolds, Nastya Sten, Sasha Luss, Alexandra Kivimaki, Alice Cornish & Fei Fei Sun that appears in the publication’s May 2014 issue. The retrospective exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion, which Hamish Bowles previews for this story, opens next month at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Models in the image recreating Beaton’s 1948 photographed are all pictured wearing paper dresses and jewelry created by Rhea Thierstein.

55pages issue 8 from 55Factory

They are delighted to share our slightly oversized 55Pages, with the one and only Dame Vivienne Westwood. Karolina Kivimaki finds out Westwood’s involvement in the #talkfracking campaign and shines a light on what is happening on the planet. Something that concerns us all.


Vivienne Westwood

As usual, fashion editor Sara Darling and photographer Christopher Sims break some fashion rules and take inspiration from the legend Chrissie Hynde. The 55 girls love the clashing prints and lounge lizard appeal of sizzling 70s.

Sizzling Fashion inspired by the legendary Chrissie Hynde