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Famous Fashion Magazines


Fashion is a matter of trend, is about following the flow, wearing what every body wear, but, then, who tells what people should wear? We may say that important fashion designers do. However, who says what designer is talented or not? For years, Fashion magazines have been doing it, so it its inevitable to conclude that this magazines are really who set fashion standards, causing the rise and fall, too, of any body with a name in this industry.
Probably the most famous and influential fashion magazine is Vogue. It
was found by Arthur Baldwin Turnure in 1892 and  picked up by Condé Nast in 1909. Nast  went overseas in the early 1910s, first  to Britain, and started a Voguethere, and it went well. Then he published in Spain, where it was a failure. Lastly, Nast took Vogue to France, and that was a huge success and still is. The magazine’s number of publications and profit increased dramatically during the following years, including the Depression. In the 1960s, with Diana Vreeland as editor-in-chief,  Vogue began to appeal to the youth of the sexual revolution by focusing more on contemporary fashion and editorial features openly discussing sexuality. Vogue also continued making household names out of models. Nowadays America’s Editor in chief is Anna Wintour, who was portrayed in the novel and then movie Devil wears Prada.
Other important fashion magazine is Elle, founded in France in 1945. In the 1960s it was considered to not so much reflect fashion as decree it, reinforcing our argument set at the beginning of this post. It is considered the world’s largest fashion magazine, with 39 international editions in over 60 countries. Elle is reportedly the only fashion magazine to have increased its newsstand sales in the past five years.

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