Vogue’s revolutionary magazine has withstood the test of time

After over 100 years, Vogue continues to be a trailblazer in the fashion world



From illustrated covers to running the biggest fashion shows in the world, Vogue has been a staple for years.

In modern fashion, sometimes quality is sacrificed to stay on trend. However, Vogue has never disappointed with the most impressive and dramatic runways, always showing the most unique sides of fashion.

Vogue quickly gained a reputation for its striking pictures and strong editorial standards in the early 20th century. They aren’t just a fashion show — they are a magazine with the best of the best designers.

With the purchase of Vogue, Condé Nast (one of Vogue’s first publishers) launched his magazine empire in 1909, molding it into the staple in culture it is today. Nast hired the best illustrators and photographers of the time, who created dependably sophisticated and occasionally groundbreaking magazine covers.

Vogue, for example, was one of the first magazines to print a color photograph on its cover in 1932. Prior to that they were all illustrated.

Vogue took off, starting a new revolution of beauty. The magazine changed the image of female models in the 1960s, discarding shapely proportions in favor of slim, gender-neutral shapes.

The first African American model was featured on the cover of Vogue in August 1974. This was a great turning point in American culture, which led to a new diversity standard around the world.

Vogue has been a global success, with both ordinary and special editions produced in countries all over the world.

In 2009, The New York Times titled Vogue as “high fashion’s bible”. Vogue has withstood the test of time, still living up to expectations of having the most inspiring and notorious fashion with amazing people to model them. With this accomplishment comes a high standard of perfection, shown by the intensive amount of work put into each edition.

And we can’t forget about the biggest and most important week of the year in international fashion: Fashion Week. Taking place in Paris, Milan, New York, and London, fashion week is always one season ahead and invites designers and spectators to watch the show twice a year. This tradition started during World War II, and 1973 was the inaugural Paris Fashion Week.

Vogue has had such great success and impact over the years, still commandeering the best of the best runway shows, magazines, and never ending fashion trips, and always being a timeless inspiration to the fashion industry.