The Very Essence of Fashion Is Change

In my last entry on the history of Vogue magazine, I discussed the early years of the magazine, which was founded in 1892, as a social gazette for the new American aristocracy of 19th-century New York City. After Condé Nast bought the magazine in 1909, he led the push to brand Vogue as the fashion … Continued


The Early Years of Vogue Magazine

On December 17, 1892, the first issue of Vogue magazine rolled off the presses with a well-dressed debutante on its illustrated cover (above). Founded by the New York society man Arthur Baldwin Turnure as a weekly social gazette, its aim was to celebrate “the ceremonial side of life.” That life, in the words of Turnure, has … Continued