Fashion Lovers: Dorothy Todd & Madge Garland


Madge Garland and Dorothy Todd, 1920s. Photographer unknown. Madge Garland Archive, Royal College of Art, London.

From 1922 to 1926, lovers Dorothy Todd and Madge Garland transformed British Vogue into a forum for artists, writers and other luminaries of the modernist--and queer--avant-garde.

Additional Reading

  • Chase, Edna Woolman and Ilka Chase. Always in Vogue. New York: Doubleday, 1954.
  • Cohen, Lisa. All We Know: Three Lives. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
  • Cohen, Lisa. “Frock Consciousness”: Virginia Woolf, the Open Secret, and the Language of Fashion.” Fashion Theory, 3, 2 (1999). 149-174.
  • Pender, Anne. “’Modernist Madonnas’: Dorothy Todd, Madge Garland and Virginia Woolf.” Women’s History Review, 16, 4 (2007). 519-533.
  • Reed, Christopher. “A Vogue That Dare Not Speak its Name: Sexual Subculture During the Editorship of Dorothy Todd, 1922–26.” Fashion Theory, 10, 1/2 (2006). 39-72.