Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. ~Coco Chanel
From the World War II era.
I think she’s gotten more beautiful with age.
Beyoncé’s Vogue cover comes to life.
I’ve been known to buy two copies of the same Vogue because I want to be able to rip pages out of one and keep the other for posterity− on more than one occasion.
Yes, my obsession with Vogue, and September issues in particular, is that…intense. So I was stoked to see that the mag’s editors have raided the archives and posted some of their favorite covers online.
Peep the slideshow here.
P.S. The cover above, featuring an illustration by Benito, dates back to 1929.
In honor of Vogue’s 120th anniversary, Anna Wintour has shared her favorite images from the mag at Vogue.com.
The November 1988 cover, above, was her first as editor.
In Anna’s words:
What none of us expected was to run that picture on the cover, least of all the magazine’s printers, who called up and asked with some consternation, “Has there been a mistake?” I couldn’t blame them. It was so unlike the studied and elegant close-ups that were typical of Vogue’s covers back then, with tons of makeup and major jewelry. This one broke all the rules. Michaela wasn’t looking at you, and worse, she had her eyes almost closed. Her hair was blowing across her face. It looked easy, casual, a moment that had been snapped on the street, which it had been, and which was the whole point.