28 March 2011

Fleur Cowles

Fleur Cowles was an American writer, editor and artist best known as the creative force behind the short-lived Flair magazine.

Flair lasted for only a dozen issues, but what issues they were! Designed for a dual audience, Flair celebrated the art, fashion and beauty, humor, decor, entertainment, travel and literature that reflected life in the Fifties. The list of contributors is a virtual who¹s who of the time: Jean Cocteau, Tennessee Williams, Gloria Swanson, John O'Hara, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bernard Baruch, Gypsy Rose Lee, the Duchess of Windsor, Lucien Freud, Salvador Dali and Saul Steinberg, among many others. Founded by Fleur Cowles.  See my etsy shop for issues of Flair magazine.

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