The word iconic is tossed off rather frequently these days. Few of those addressed actually deserve the accolade, but there is one fashion publication unquestionably worthy – Vogue.
The magazine was founded in 1892 (original price 10 cents) and purchased by Conde Nast in 1905. It has featured (and continues to feature) some of the most esteemed artists, photographers, writers, models, culturally relevant and envelope pushing people in the world (Princess Diana, Hilary Clinton, Gaga etc.). It’s been mentioned in important literature (Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate is a single example) and remains one of the best selling style papers in the world. And it still is, for many, a bastion of true good taste – mixed with just enough individuality to keep things interesting.