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Vogue Magazine Cover Art - Unknown Edition and Year - Framed Plate - 14"H x 11"W


Vogue Magazine Cover Art - Unknown Edition and Year - Framed Plate - 14"H x 11"W

NB. This is a plate of the cover art that was originally used for an Unknown edition of Vogue magazine

Vogue is an American fashion and lifestyle magazine.

Arthur Turnure founded Vogue as a weekly newspaper in the United States, in 1892, and the the first issue was published on December 17 1892, with a cover price of 10 cents.

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 well as the belle." From its inception, the magazine targeted the new New York upper class.

Condé Montrose Nast bought Vogue in 1905 and gradually grew the publication, by changing it to a bi-weekly magazine and also startingVogue overseas in the 1910s. The magazine's number of publications and profit increased dramatically under Nast's management. By 1911, the Vogue brand had garnered a reputation that it continues to maintain, targeting an elite audience and expanding into the coverage of weddings.

The magazine's number of subscriptions surged during the Great Depression, and again during World War II.

It is noted that Vogue led the decline of fashion illustration in the late 1930s, when they began to replace their celebrated illustrated covers, by artists such as Dagmar Freuchen, with photographs. However this led to the making household names out of models, a practice that continued with Suzy Parker, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Lauren Hutton, Veruschka, Marisa Berenson, Penelope Tree, and others.

In 1988 the brand was revitalized, by making it younger and more approachable and directing the focus towards new and accessible concepts of "fashion" for a wider audience.

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