The influential American fashion and lifestyle magazine has been in circulation for about 127 years now. While it may top the charts in terms of fashion and beauty today, believe it or not, Vogue didn’t do so well during its debut.
Today however, countless celebrities and A-listers have graced its covers. Some of the most notable include: Beyoncé, Naomi Campbell, Elton John, Dame Lesley Lawson, aka Twiggy, Kim Kardashian, Robbie Williams, as well as Lady Diana Spencer.
Brief History of Vogue
Founded by businessman Arthur Baldwin Turnure in 1982, Vogue originally was a weekly publication that catered to the New York upper class. While the magazine was focused on fashion, it also had other offerings, such as sports, book reviews, as well as write-ups about social gatherings and leisure activities.
A year before Turnure’s death, Condé Montrose Nast and his company bought Vogue and transformed it into a women’s magazine. It eventually grew, with overseas editions and even covering weddings. When WWI broke out, they printed in England, which proved to be a bold yet successful move. Despite the Great Depression and even during WWII, subscriptions for the magazine increased.
In the 1950s, with Jessica Daves as editor-in-chief, Vogue became a leader in ‘teaching taste to the public’. Aside from celebrating fashion, Daves brought in elevated written content in the form of arts and literature features. By the 60s with new editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland, the magazine appealed to the youth with contemporary fashion and editorial pieces.
British-American journalist Anna Wintour is Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief since 1988 until today. Under her leadership, the magazine flourished with fresh content, and a more democratic and inclusive take on fashion.
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The actual font used for the logo of Vogue is in fact, a modified version of the Didot font. For something closely similar and ultra chic, try this Vogue font designed by Vladimir Nikolic, which is free for personal use.