Why is Kim Kardashian on the cover of April Vogue
? In an uncharacteristically verbose and thoughtful entry, Go Fug Yourself
considers the motivations of Anna Wintour, Kris Jenner, Kanye West, and the audience they're all aiming for.
posted by psoas
on Mar 24, 2014 -
The Art of Vogue Covers
details the illustrated covers of British Vogue from 1909 through 1940, including the entire collection of covers between 1920-1930. Most of the work showcased is by seasoned Vogue illustrators Helen Dryden, Georges Lepap, Harriett Maserol, George Plank and Eduardo Benito amongst others. Look for continuing additions at the Flickr set
. This is literally just the tip of the iceberg.
posted by netbros
on Aug 21, 2012 -
Two short documentaries about voguing - 1989 and 2011. An evolution of a dance form and a subculture.
Voguing: The Message
traces the roots of this gay, Black and Latino dance form, which appropriates and plays with poses and images from mainstream fashion. Voguing competitions parody fashion shows and rate the contestants on the basis of movement, appearance and costume. This tape is a pre-Madonna primer that raises questions about race, sex and subcultural style. [Dir. Jack Walworth, David Bronstein & Dorothy Low 1989 13 min.]
VOGUE: A Twist on the Dance Floor
is an intimate look into modern day voguing and how it's leaving a big impression even today. Starring legendary vogue fem Dashaun Evisu. [Dir. Danilo Parra, Produced by Dashaun Wesley; 2011 11 min.] [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver
on Aug 19, 2012 -
"I performed to MADONNA's "VOGUE" in the summer of 1991
when my parents took me to Hampton Beach Casino in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. A business in the casino at the time gave tourists the chance to lip-synch to their favorite pop songs in front of a blue screen background, and I was lucky enough to partake that summer."
posted by hermitosis
on Jun 10, 2011 -
February 25, 2011: Vogue
calls her "a rose in the desert": "Asma al-Assad
is glamorous, young, and very chic—the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies."
(Wikipedia about her husband
: "He has been criticized for his disregard for human rights, economic lapses, sponsorship of terrorism, and corruption.") [more inside]
posted by iviken
on Feb 27, 2011 -
Sarah Nicole Prickett
, who, as an interesting
fashion writer, is something of a rarity, reviews the covers of September fashion issues for Toronto’s Eye Weekly
; Part 2
). It is, on the whole, a sorry lot. Just for instance: “The September issue of British Vogue
stars Kate Moss, for no other reason than six months have passed and she is still not dead or, worse, fat.... The level of fail can’t be expressed even in Caps Lock.”
posted by joeclark
on Sep 8, 2010 -
relaunched their website last week (in Italian and English / pictures on the site may be NSFW,
) with three new subsites catering to specific fashion industry demographics: Vogue Curvy (focusing on plus-sized models, actresses and celebrities,)
Vogue Black (men and women of color,)
and Vogue Talents (veteran and up-and-coming designers. "Talents" also encourages hopeful designers to submit their work for review.)
"Curvy" and "Black" in particular have received some positive
attention and some wonder
those two fashion categories is truly inclusive
. Vogue responds
posted by zarq
on Mar 1, 2010 -
Madonna's being sued for stealing images from Guy Boudin's photography and using them in her Hollywood video. Here are side by sides.
When does imitation/homage become theft? And who gets to decide? Should she have been sued for using this image
in her vogue video?
posted by archimago
on Sep 30, 2003 -
Everybody Vogue. Well, really just the thin people.
Vogue Magazine gets a tongue-lashing from Slate. Seems the fashion mag attempted a "body diversity" issue, but their idea of a large-size model is a size 8. Excerpt: "If "tall" and "short" and "pregnant" are body types, and Minnie Driver is "curvy," there's no need to admit the existence of the bottom-heavy, let alone try to dress the poor bastards."
posted by GaelFC
on Apr 2, 2002 -