Monday, June 29

Vogue Status.

Isabeli Fontana- VOGUE Brasil
"For fashionistas around the world, Vogue has become a sort of Bible to haute couture devotees and die-hard fashion lovers alike. Vogue was founded as a weekly publication by Arthur Baldwin Turnure in 1892. When he died in 1909, Condé Nast picked it up and slowly began growing the publication. The first change Nast made was that Vogue appeared every two weeks instead of weekly. Now published in over 21 Countries, Vogue is as iconic as it is beautiful. With that, we decided to pay tribute to Vogue June-2009 covers and their editors all over the world..." Keep reading the story and see MANY more Vogue cover photos after the jump...
...Nast also went overseas in the early 1910s. He first went to Britain, and started a Vogue there, and it went well. Then he went to Spain, however that was a failure. Lastly, Nast took Vogue to France, and that was a huge success. The magazines number of publications and profit increased dramatically under Nast. The magazine's number of subscriptions surged during the Depression, and again during World War II. In the 1960s, with Diana Vreeland as editor-in-chief and personality, the magazine began to appeal to the youth of the sexual revolution by focusing more on contemporary fashion and editorial features openly discussing sexuality. Vogue also continued making household names out of models, a practice that continued with Suzy Parker, Twiggy, Penelope Tree, and others.

In 1973, Vogue became a monthly publication. Under editor-in-chief Grace Mirabella, the magazine underwent extensive editorial and stylistic changes to respond to changes in the lifestyles of its target audience.

The current editor-in-chief of American Vogue is Anna Wintour, noted for her trademark bob and her practice of wearing sunglasses indoors. Since taking over in 1988, Wintour has worked to protect the magazine's high status and reputation among fashion publications. In order to do so, she has made the magazine focus on new and more accessible ideas of "fashion" for a wider audience. This allowed Wintour to keep a high circulation while discovering new trends that a broader audience could conceivably afford. For example, the inaugural cover of the magazine under Wintour's editorship featured a three-quarter-length photograph of a model wearing a bejeweled Christian Lacroix jacket and a pair of jeans, departing from her predecessors' tendency to portray a woman’s face alone, which, according to the Times', gave "greater importance to both her clothing and her body. This image also promoted a new form of chic by combining jeans with haute couture. Wintour’s debut cover brokered a class-mass rapprochement that informs modern fashion to this day."
Anna Wintour (United States) Alexandra Shulman (United Kingdom) Carine Roitfeld (France) Franca Sozzani (Italy) Angelica Cheung (China) Patrícia Carta (Brazil) Aliona Doletskaya (Russia) Kirstie Clements (Australia) Christiane Arp (Germany) Myung Hee Lee (Korea) Priya Tanna (India) Elena Makris (Greece) Kazuhiro Saito Elena Long Eva Hughes (Mexico & Latin America) Yolanda Sacristán (Spain) Paula Mateus and Sérgio Riba

Heidi Klum - VOGUE Germany
Han Hye Jin and Lee Hyun Yi - VOGUE Korea
Lily Donaldson - VOGUE China
Edita Vilkeviciute - VOGUE AustraliaNatalia Vadianova - VOGUE UK
Natasha Poly - VOGUE Nippon
Shilpa Shetty - VOGUE India
Rosie Tupper - VOGUE Latin America
Meghan Collison - VOGUE ItaliaNatalia Vadianova - VOGUE Russia
Karolin Wolter - VOGUE Portugal
Doutzen Kroes - VOGUE Spain
Anja Rubik - VOGUE ParisNanako Matasushima - VOGUE Taiwan
Cameron Diaz - VOGUE US

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