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Vogue’s September Issues Through Years


The September issue is considered the most prestigious issue of the year for every fashion magazine, due to the fact that it includes every possible information a fashion addict needs from the Fall/Winter campaigns to the upcoming beauty and fashion trends, from the latest products presented on the market to the most important accessories to embrace during the Fall/Winter season.

When we speak of fashion magazines, Vogue is definitely the most prestigious one, especially the American Vogue, as it is considered the “Fashion Bible”. The first September issue was released in 1983 and the cover was illustrated by Harry McVickar. The magazine has gained a lot of recognition through the years by making it coveted by many fashion enthusiasts, especially when Anna Wintour became editor-in-chief of the magazine in 1988. Her first issue as editor-in-chief of the magazine was the November issue 1988, featuring Michaela Bercu photographed by Peter Lindbergh. The model was wearing a Christian Lacroix bejeweled jacket and a pair of jeans. It was the first time a cover model wore jeans and also the first time couture was mixed with jeans. Anna’s first September issue was in the following year, 1989, featuring Naomi Campbell on the cover and it was the model’s first solo cover for the magazine. In 1998 things changed when Anna Wintour decided to put a celebrity on the cover of the magazine and Renee Zellweger is considered to be the first celebrity to appear on the cover of a Vogue Magazine. Later on, celebrities on the cover of Vogue became more common, while models appeared rarely. In 2009, a documentary was released (The September Issue) and it showed the process of making the famous issue by Anna and her team. The September issue of 2012 featuring Lady Gaga is considered to be Vogue’s biggest issue ever with 916 pages.

Scroll down and have a look at the evolution of Vogue’s September issues.


Illustrated by Harry McVickar, Vogue, September 1893



Illustrated by Greiner M, Vogue, September 1904



Illustrated by Learned A.G., Vogue, September 1906



Illustrated by Dryden Helen, Vogue, September 1914




Illustrated by Rita Senger, Vogue, September 1917



Illustrated by Eduardo Garcia Benito , Vogue, September 1926



Illustrated by Martin A.E., Vogue, September 1932



Illustrated by John Rawlings, Vogue, September 1942



Photographed by John Rawlings, Vogue, September 1942



Photographed by Constantin Joffe, Vogue, September 1945



Photographed by Roger Prigent, Vogue, September 1952



Photographed by Henry Clarke, Vogue, September 1955



Photographed by Irving Penn, Vogue, September 1958



Photographed by Tom Palumbo, Vogue, September 1960




Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue, September 1989



Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, September 1992




Linda Evangelista covers the September 1993 issue of Vogue



Renee Zellweger covers the September 1998 issue of Vogue



Gwyneth Paltrow covers the September 1999 issue of Vogue



Photographed by Steven Meisel, Vogue, September 2001



Kate Hudson covers Vogue September 2002 issue



Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, September 2003



Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, September 2006



Charlize Theron covers the September 2009 issue of Vogue



Lady Gaga covers the September 2012 issue of Vogue



Jennifer Lawrence covers the September 2013 issue of Vogue



Beyonce covers the September 2015 issue of Vogue



Jennifer Lawrence covers the September 2017 issue of Vogue


Beyonce for Vogue September issue 2018


Taylort Swift for Vogue September issue 2019


Photos are courtesy of Vogue US

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