Vogue is an American monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine. It began as a weekly newspaper, first published in New York City in 1892. The British Vogue, launched in 1916, was the first international edition, while the Italian version Vogue Italia has been called the top fashion magazine in the world.
About Vogue (magazine) in brief
Vogue is an American monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine. It began as a weekly newspaper, first published in New York City in 1892. The British Vogue, launched in 1916, was the first international edition, while the Italian version Vogue Italia has been called the top fashion magazine in the world. As of today, there are 26 international editions of Vogue. The magazine’s number of subscriptions surged during the Great Depression, and again during World War II. In the 1950s, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Jessica Daves, championed more robust arts and literature features. In 1960s, with Diana Vreeland as editor, Vogue began to appeal to the youth of the sexual revolution by focusing more on contemporary fashion and contemporary sexual revolution. Vogue extended coverage to include East Village boutiques such as Limbo and St. Mark’s Place, as well as household names such as Andy Warhol’s favorite household names, such as Jane Holzer and Jane Witherspoon. In July 1932, American Vogue placed its first color photograph on the cover of the magazine. The photograph was taken by photographer Edward Jean Steichen and portrayed a woman swimmer holding a beach ball in the air. Vogue led the decline of fashion illustration in the late 1930s, when it began to replace its illustrated covers, by artists such as Dagmar Freuchen, with photographic images. It has been credited with turning Vogue into a \”successful business\” and the \”women’s magazine we recognize today\”, having substantially increased sales volumes until his death in 1942.
It continues to target an upscale audience and expanded into the coverage of weddings. It is now one of the world’s most popular fashion magazines, with a readership of more than 100 million people per month. It was founded by Arthur Baldwin Turnure, an American businessman, with its first issue on December 17, 1892, and was published with a cover price of 10 cents. The magazine at this time was primarily concerned with fashion, with coverage of sports and social affairs included for its male readership. Turnure’s intention was to create a publication, that celebrated the \”ceremonial side of life\”; one that “attracts the sage as well. as debutante, men of affairs, as much as the belle’”. He died in 1909 and Condé Montrose Nast purchased Vogue in 1909 one year before Turnure’s death and changed it to a women’s magazine, and started Vogue editions overseas in the 1910s. Nast was responsible for introducing color printing and the ‘two-page spread’ in the magazine, which was first used in the 1920s and 1930s. The pair had diametrically opposed approaches to editing Vogue: Daves famously declared, “I respect fashion… it is exciting.. it is. exciting…. but I am annoyed at people who treat it as a joke, who constantly take sledge-hammers to it…”