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The F Word

The F Word

Fall, that is.
With less than a month of summer left,
there is talk of Fall Fashion in the internet air.

Are you thinking of capes, tweeds, and boots? Dusting off the leopard print that reappears every autumn? Or are you simply revelling in the last days of summer vacation?

I think of my wardrobe less in terms of seasons nowadays.

Vogue‘s annual September mega-magazine used to usher in the new sartorial season for me, and I’d buy the fashion bible religiously every year. But I don’t buy Vogue anymore since Anna Wintour replaced models with celebrities and fashion with politics. This year there’s yet another reason to avoid it.
I’d be far more interested in paging through past issues of September Vogue.

Vogue, September 1917

Illustrated by Rita Senger


Artist Unknown

Vogue, September 1920

Illustrated by Georges Lepape
Illustrated by Georges Lepape

 Vogue, September 1926

Illustrated by Eduardo Garcia Benito

Vogue, September 1928

Illustrated by Pierre Mourgue
Illustrated by Pierre Morgue

Vogue, September 1929

Illustrated by Benito Eduardo Garcia

Vogue, September 1932

Illustration by Eduardo Garcia Benito

Vogue, September 1934

Illustrated by Carl Oscar August Erickson

 Vogue, September 1936

Illustrated by Carl Oscar August Erickson
Illustrated by Rene Bouet-Willaumez

 Vogue, September 1937

Illustration by Carl Eric Erickson

Vogue, September 1939

Illustrated by Christian Berar

 Vogue, September 1942

Model Meg Mundy; Photographed by John Rawlings

Vogue, September 1, 1945

Illustration by Carl Oscar August Erickson

Vogue, September 15, 1945

Unknown Model; Photographed by Constantin Joffé

Vogue, September 1946

Model Dorothy Tivis; Photographed by Horst P. Horst

Vogue, September 1948

Unknown model; Taffeta dress by Balenciaga; Photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld

Vogue UK, September 1948

Model Mrs Exeter; Photographed by Cecil Beaton

Vogue, September 1949

Illustration by Rene Gruau; Editorial Director Alexander Liberman

Vogue, September 1950

Model Sue Jenks ; Longhair wool coat by Lo Balbo; Tudor style necklace of metal leaves by Cartier, Gold gloves by Superb; Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld

Vogue, September 1952

Model Suzy Parker; Photographed by Roger Prigent

 Vogue, September 1953

Model Dovima; Photographed by Horst P. Horst; Editorial Director Alexander Liberman

Vogue, September 1 1954

Model Evelyn Tripp; Tweed coat with velvet scarf by Ben Zuckerman; Photographed by Erwin Blumenfeld

Vogue, September 1 1955

Model Renée Breton; Christian Dior suit; Photographed by Henry Clarke

Vogue US, September 15, 1955

Model, Mary Jane Russell, wearing jewellery by David Webb, velour hat by Adolfo of Emme; Photo by Richard Rutledge

Vogue, September 1956

Model Lucinda Hollingsworth; Photographed by Karen Radkai

 Vogue, September 1957

Model: Mary Jane Russell; Photographed by John Rawlings

Vogue, September 1 1958

Model Monique Chevalier; Photographed by Henry Clarke

Vogue, September 1960

Model Isabella Albonico in red, triangular, 3/4 coat with large snow leopard hat; Photo by Tom Palumbo

Vogue UK, September 1961

Sophia Loren’s eyes and lips

Vogue Paris, September 1961

Model Dorothea McGowan in Christian Dior couture; Photographed by Irving Penn

Vogue, September 1, 1963

Model Jean Shrimpton wearing black and white sequin top with a bow at the waist by Geoffrey Beene, with a silk gabardine skirt, long gloves by Viola Weinberger and cluster bead earrings by Laguna; Photo by Bert Stern

Vogue, September 15, 1963

Model Brigitte Bauer; White satin Mr. John domed hat with chin strap; White Indian broadtail lamb coat by Maxmilian; Earrings by Schlumberger of Tiffany; Photographed by David Bailey

 Vogue, September 1964

Model Wilhelmina; Photographed by David Bailey

Vogue, September 1964

Model Veronica Hamel; Makeup by Pablo Manzoni; Ring by David Webb; Photo by Irving Penn

Vogue Paris, September 1965

Model Brigitte Bauer; Mondrian dress by Yves Saint Laurent; Pilgrim Pumps by Roger Vivier, Photo by David Bailey

Vogue UK, September 1968

Model Marisa Berenson; Photographed by David Bailey

Vogue US, September 15, 1971

Model Jean Shrimpton; Dior coat of leather and fox fur collar; Hair by Christophe Carita; Dior Make-up by Serge Lutens; Photographed by David Bailey

 Vogue US September 1987

Model Cindy Crawford; Photographed by Richard Avedon

Vogue, September 1989

Model Naomi Campbell; Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier

Vogue, September 1992

Model Claudia Schiffer; red velvet dress and jacket by Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis, Patricia Underwood cap, choker and rhinestone bracelet by Marie Ferra, beaded bracelets by Erickson Beamon; Photographed by Arthur Elgort

Vogue UK, September 1993

Model Christy Turlington; Photographed by Mario Testino

Vogue, September 1995

Models Shalom Harlow & Amber Valletta; Photographed by Steven Meisel

Vogue, September 2001

Model Linda Evangelista; Photographed by Steven Meisel

 Vogue, September 2004

Models Daria Werbowy, Natalia Vodianova and Gisele Bündchen; Photographed by Steven Meisel

 Vogue, September 2011

Model Kate Moss; Photographed by Mario Testino

Which cover is your favourite?
Do you still read Vogue? 




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