Sunday, August 26, 2012

Heaviest Vogue ever and a little about Bill Cunningham

Vogue's September 2012 Special Anniversary Issue is the heaviest Vogue ever.  Weighing in at a whopping 5 lbs. and 916 pages, it's the biggest issue ever for Vogue.  The Library has subscribed to Vogue since 1950.  You can take a look through the bound print issues now shelved on the 2nd floor of the Library.   

Vogue was described by book critic Caroline Weber in The New Times in December 2006 as "the world's most influential fashion magazine.  Vogue features some of the world's best fashion photographers.  Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Peter Linbergh, and Annie Leibovitz have all contributed to Vogue

But one of the most endearing fashion photographers is New Yorker Bill Cunningham. "We all get dressed for Bill", says Vogue editor Anna Wintour.  For over 50 years, the Schwinn-riding New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham has been chronicling fashion on the streets of New York.

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