It does not matter what race, age, or social class you fall into, all over the world millions of fashion curious women and even men are reading Vogue. It is the “fashion bible” as some would say, and it has been since its first issue on December 17, 1892. However, over the years its target reader has changed. When Arthur Baldwin Turnure created the weekly gazette, his aim was to entertain New York’s most distinguished and privileged families. The magazine always featured fashion as its main subject, but in the earlier issues there were many articles on books, drama, music, art, and etiquette. Because of Turnurue’s connections with New York’s elite families he was able to get exclusive access to the homes, parties, and gowns of names such as the Vanderbilts, the Astors, and the Whitneys. Vogue was published, by, for, and about the New York aristocracy.
Seventeen years later in 1909, Condé Nast bought Vogue. This was the launching pad for the most important publishing house in the world. Vogue became more than just a symbol of glamour it became a publishing icon.
Sources: In Vogue by Alberto Oliva and Norberto Angeletti