A wonderful issue of The Ambassador 1951 No 5
In this issue the legend of post war fashion photography Norman Parkinson is photographed at his home in some dapper attire by 'Jay' (Elsbeth Juda),
Its a brilliant shoot a really virtuoso performance by Juda proving her class as one of the great unsung photographers.
Elsewhere in the issue there is some stunning design, the pages are works of art. Especially the 10 pages of 'In Print' with the block and white fashion images and bold splashes of colour. The photography is probably by Jay again.
A very rare and special feature in a rare and beautiful issue.
The Ambassador was an incredible trade magazine for the fashion industry that was created as a British off shoot of the Dutch 'International Textiles' just after WWII by Hans Juda and his wife, Elsbeth.
Elsbeth was responsible for much of the magazine's striking photography. She also shot for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and signed her photographs as 'Jay'.
Juda almost certainly photographed the striking material still lifes that The Ambassador made its trade fashion coverage stand put.
The V&A has this to say: The Ambassador was renowned for its innovative design and adventurous editorial approach in promoting British manufacturing in the post-war period.
A3 format - 1951 No. 5
Vintage Fashion Illustration - a trade magazine that features the materials and substance of clothes manufacturing.
The Ambassador was originally named - International Textiles and was founded and published by advertising manager Ludwig Katz in The Netherlands. Later, it changed its name to The Ambassador after two separate issues were produced under the same name of simultaneously in The Netherlands and Britain during the Second World War. In 1946, the British version changed its name and the original International Textiles continued in The Netherlands.
Also see International Textiles HERE
Condition is very good, the cover has some visible wear and the photographs are from the actual copy. Priced according to condition, this is an extremely rare issue.