The first issue of Vogue saw the light in 1892 in America.
In 1909 the magazine was acquired by Conde Naste Publishers. The magazine’s volume became thicker and its main focus was turned on women. Naturally, the price was raised as well.
In 1916, when the First World War made impossible Vogue deliveries to the Old World, the printing was started in England. This decision proved to be successful and 1920 the first issue of French Vogue was released.
In1932 the American Vogue for the first time ever had placed a color photography on its cover (earlier it was exclusively given for drawings). Since that time the World’s best photographers - Irwin Penn and Guy Burden, Richard Avedon and Norman Parkinson, Helmut Newton and Peter Lindberg - became Vogue’s contributors.
In 1960-s the American Vogue under the leadership of Diana Vriland had become the symbol of a new era – more creative, emancipated and sexy. (Diana Vriland biography on Wiki).
Another important period in American Vogue history began in 1988, when Anna Wintour became its Chief Editor. Her talent, will and efficiency, reflected in The Devil Wears Prada movie, had finally turned Vogue into Nr1 Fashion Magazine of the World, not just reflecting fashion trends, but effectively shaping them. (Anna Wintour biography on Vogue.ru and Wiki).
First issue of Russian Vogue was released in September 1998. In August 1998, when economic crisis broke out in Russia, the advertisements of a new magazine with Keith Moss and Amber Valetta on its cover, and the headline logo “Finally in Russia” was perceived by many as a bad joke. Overcoming all perils, Vogue had emerged not just as Russia’s leading fashion magazine, but as a flagship of national glossy media, a benchmark of a glossy monthly magazine of absolutely different, international class. Among photographers who worked for Russian Vogue were Helmut Newton, Peter Lindberg, Steven Mizel and Paolo Roversi. Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, Claudia Shiffer and Natalya Vodyanova posed for it as models. Texts were written by Pyotr Vail and Alexander Genis, Tatyana Tolstaya and Alexander Timofeevsky.
Exclusively for Russian Vogue photo-sessions with great contemporary Russians Renata Litvinova and Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Nikita Mikhalkov and Oleg Menshikov,Victor Pelevin and Zemfira were arranged.
Every June since 2001 during the Moscow International Film Festival Vogue gives its Award for Best Styling in a movie.