It is said that fashion has never been the same since the arrival of Vogue. It leads the sexual revolution by focusing on the contemporary fashion and giving more prominence to discussing sexuality. Thus, it was able to bring a large section of youth under its fold. It was also able to bring fashion to a wider audience. In this process, it became a mirror of what is fashionable and stylish in society. More than any other fashion magazine Vogue represents and targets the culturally sophisticated women. Through an enviable run of a century, Vogue documented the rise and growth of women in society. And the magazine is also a celebration of women in a male dominated world. It has become a visual and literary record of woman at various stages. And cutting across cultures, it managed to build a niche among the fashion conscious. Vogue is the first and the last word in fashion. Vogue can be, for the most part, recognized as a magazine, which promotes wealthy lifestyles, and costly top designer products though substance is added to the magazine, with significant articles and commentary on books, art and films. Vogue’s target audience appears to be primarily women and those who prefer to embrace fashion and culture as a lifestyle. Vogue launched careers of top models like Twiggy and Penelope Tree and featured trends of the time, such as the mini dress. In 1973, decades after the magazine began, the publication went monthly. Read through the article below to know the interesting and amazing information on the origin and background of the Vogue magazine.
Interesting & Amazing Information On Origin & Background Of Vogue Magazine
Vogue which is considered to be “the world’s most influential fashion magazine” was founded in the year 1892, by Arthur Baldwin Turnure and he ran the magazine until his death. After his death the magazine was picked by Conde Nast who changed the magazine from a weekly to a biweekly. Mr. Nast was also responsible for successfully introducing Vogue in Britain. He also increased the number of publications and profits off the magazine. As of today, Vogue is published in 18 countries and 1 region.
Earlier all the magazines used to portray the face of the model only on their cover. All this changed when Vogue, under the editorship of Anna Wintour, featured the three-quarter-length of a model. Thus, it set a trend where clothes and body is given more importance than the face. It also brought about a new style by combining jeans with haute couture. The central character in the academy nominated movie ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ is loosely based on the U.S Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who herself is considered as a fashion icon.
The 2007 issue of the U.S Vogue is considered to be the largest ever published and a possible world record holder. That Vogue issue had 840 pages and weighed over 5 pounds. In the year 2008, Vogue received extensive criticism for its cover shot which showed the basketball superstar, LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen in a pose, which was quite similar to that of King Kong carrying off Fay Wray.