Vogue: the Golden Generation

Left to Right: Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Hamish Bowles, Andre Leon Tally, if you didn't already know.
Minus Andre, he left Vogue (for a Russian magazine and more money, I believe). Just an example how the Golden Days are already declining...

The Golden Generation: as the name implies, the time has never been better for American Vogue, every new issue to come as fresh and interesting as the last, if not even more. Vogue is the parliament in the world of fashion, the rulers, a delicate hierarchy, all controlled under the careful eye of Queen Wintour. Anna, Grace, Hamish, and Andre, plus many behind the scenes, work like clockwork to produce a publication with content and history like no other. Each one of them brings something unique and valuable to Vogue, and having them all together working towards the same goal is truly amazing. Since December 1892, it has been named the fashion Bible. And it really is, because fashion changes from day to day (and sometimes even faster) and Vogue changes with it, every new issue being a new up-to-date Bible. Vogue reflects the time. In 1988, Anna Wintour became the editor-in-chief of American Vogue, at the same time Grace Coddington joined. Before then, the quality we have come to expect with Vogue, was declining, but fashion heroes Anna and Grace came to the rescue just in time to revamp the fashion world. Anna brought a diverse range of covers, for the first time celebrities and public figures were on the covers of Vogue and Grace's editorials have her named 'the unsung hero of Vogue.' I know I speak as if I was there at the time, but in reality I am lucky to only have known a Vogue at its best. Anna Wintour has always been there for Vogue, in my short thirteen years of life.
If you search the phrase, "Vogue is" in google, the first four results are 'a joke', 'over', 'dead', and 'done'. Clearly the masses believe that Vogue is a nonsense magazine whose peak has passed. Clearly they do not understand the work and care that goes into putting together every issue. Vogue influences every article of clothing sold, from high-end designers to no-name t-shirts in bargain bins. I like to use this quote from The Devil Wears Prada to explain. These people may think that Vogue is over, but, this is just one opinion from a 13-year-old, I think the best is still yet to come.
Vogue is not a joke. Vogue is not over. Vogue is not dead. Vogue is not done. Vogue is at its best. 

1 comment:

  1. great post :)