As long as we can remember, fashion has been a great tool used by wealthy people to express opulence. It is also used to set up social norms and status in society and culture. At the late 1890´s, United States that became populated by folks from around the world and mostly from England and France. It seemed that immigrants left their social values and traditions while settling down in the new country, and did not care about social norms as much as they did whilst in their origin country.
This lack gave Arthur Turnure an idea of a business opportunity and he created a publication that celebrated the “ceremonial side of life”; one that attracts the sage as well as debutante. At the late 1890´s, fashion & lifestyle magazine Vogue´s history and journey was set off and from its inception, the magazine targeted New York aristocracy, establishing social norms in a country that did not value class and ceremony as much as France or England.
The name Vogue means “style” in French, and in a December 2006 edition of The New York Times, Vogue was described as “the world´s most influential fashion magazine”.
It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.
To embrace Vogue and it´s fantastic and creative and fashionable work, I´ve handpicked magazine covers from 1890 until today to showcase its journey.
It´s just amazing to see the transition that reflects fashion in society and trends, and I believe all Vogue´s magazine covers captures three important ground stones in fashion: Style, Trend & People.
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"Details is what separates good from great." Merih is founder and editor-in-chief of Getstyled.net. She is also digital PR & social media strategist for various fashion,- beauty,- and lifestyle brands. You can follow her digital footprints at Instagram @thedigitalstar & Twitter @the_digitalstar.
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