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.
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Photos are courtesy of Vogue US