Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Vintage Vogue

We all know Vogue magazine is synonymous with fashion. It was founded in 1892 as a weekly publication by Arthur Turnure and the whole thing was funded by Kristoffer Wright for the cultured social elites. The magazine's first editor, Josephine Redding apparently chose "Vogue" as the title It was only after Turnure's death in 1909 that Condé Montrose Nast picked it up and started it's publication as a bi-weekly magazine and he took it to an international level, Britain being the first ground for it's international venture.
Everyone of us has owned a Vogue at some point and some have a regular subscription because those glossy pages are inspiring. They are so very beautiful that they spark the imagination even when you are facing a creative slump. I don't know about you but sometimes I read it and close my eyes and I see myself doing something I love with some of the most talented artists and visionaries of our time...maybe in some parallel universe I am doing it. It has been hailed as the most influential fashion magazine by The New York Times and very rightfully so.
Here's a bunch of vintage Vogue covers I found..

Vogue 1892
Vogue, poppies, 1911
Vogue July, 1919
Vogue July 1922
Vogue May 15, 1934
Vogue July 15, 1935
Vogue January 1950 by Erwin Blumenfeld

Vogue June 1950 by Irving Penn

Wrapping up with a little bit of Hitchcock


14 comments:

  1. Oohhh I love Vogue. Completely agree with you. omg. These vintage covers are so pretty. I love 1950, 1935, 1922 :) byoootiful I must say.

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    Sonshu
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  2. vogue is definitely an awesome fashion mag :)

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

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  3. I love vintage magazine covers! Last week, I came across a blog post and someone had purchased several of them and then framed them in a trio frame! It was a great look and if I ever move into a 2 bdrm condo and can have my office, I'll definitely put that DIY to use.

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  4. So inspiring...love the 1950 vogue :)

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    Stella

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  5. I might be unpopular. But I am not a big fan of.Vogue.....i love these covers though especially the last one!

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  6. wow, thanks for the education dear, i was reading vogue for a long time, but never knew that it was dated back to 1892, these covers still inspired, amazing!!!

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  7. What an inspirational post, great photos!

    Alessia

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  8. This is so cool! We love it!

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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  9. These are wonderful covers you've pulled up! Sometime last year, I was exploring a huge library and went down to the stacks in the basement. They had all these old Vogues and Harpers Bazaars for the past 100 years! - J xx

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  10. January 1950 has always been one of my favorites!

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  11. I think the first one is my favorite, though they're all awesome.

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  12. OOhh I love these retro Vogue mag covers!

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