Art Collection: Vintage Vogue Covers

When I was in high school, I used to collect fashion magazines and tear out the pages of my favorite models and clothing designs. I would add them to my personal fashion gallery book because my mom would not allow me to tape anything on the walls. One of those fashion magazines was Vogue. Ever since I can remember, Vogue has been synonymous with fashion and was profoundly known as “the fashion bible”.

Founded in 1892, the magazine was developed to cover fashion, sports, and social affairs. In 1988, Anna Wintour became the editor-in-chief of the American publication. Alongside fashion editor Grace Coddington, the magazine sought to endorse Β a youthful but sophisticated approach. Published by Conde Nast in 23 various nations and regions, Vogue’s average print circulation has reached 11.3 million in the US and 12.5 million internationally.

Vogue (which means style in French) has transformed the world of style for over 120 years. Depicting the evolution of fashion, nothing better exemplifies the process other than the vintage covers, which were reflected in the book Vogue: The Covers by Dodie Kazanjian. The book (which would be awesome on a coffee table) demonstrates the illustrated covers and the influential photography of Helmut Newton, Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, and Richard Avedon. And what a better way to showcase these amazing covers than within a gallery wall (as outlined in my previous post here). Other ways to showcase the prints are either as a single print in a bathroom, bedroom, or home office. Within a gallery wall, the print stands out when grouped with other fashion illustrations or clustered with multiple covers to exhibit a collection. You can purchase the prints at the Conde Nast Store online atΒ http://www.condenaststore.com.

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