New York: Cowles Magazines, Inc., 1950-1951. First Edition. Original wrappers. Folio; generally ~ 120-130pp. Illustrations. Edgewear, a few issues split at spine and pages detached (not collated but appear complete); spines chipped with some loss. A complete run of this short-lived vanity (as opposed to commercial!) magazine created by Fleur Cowles. Item #19462
"Although there were just 12 issues of Flair, published from February 1950 to January 1951, the magazine caused a sensation and is still admired for its coverage of fashion, décor, travel, art, literature and other enthusiasms of Ms. Cowles’s. It was part of the Cowles publishing empire, which included newspapers in the Midwest and, most notably, Look magazine, of which Ms. Cowles had been an influential editor. But Flair, incorporating cutouts, fold-outs, pop-ups, removable reproductions of artworks and a variety of paper stocks of different sizes and textures, was simply too expensive to produce..." (her obituary in the New York Times). Contributors include Salvador Dali, James Michener, John O'Hara, Tennessee Williams, Jean Cocteau and many more.