The Ambassador magazine 1951 Trude Ettinger British post war Fashion Prints
This wonderful cover illustration of The Ambassador 1951 No.1 is by
Czech refuge Trude Ettinger who signed her work as 'ett'
Also inside some amazing spreads on prints in fashion. The Graphic design and vibrant layouts are truly exceptional.
Ettinger contributes more illustrations inside and we suspect she did the hand drawn captions.
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.1
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
Very good condition - there is some light wear visible, the photographs are of the actual magazine.