French Vogue Turns 90 In Spectacular Style
We love birthdays here at Styleite, especially landmark birthdays that get celebrated with fabulous parties that have all of our favorite people in attendance. So it follows that next to our own birthday, French Vogue‘s 90th birthday — which Carine Roitfeld and company will celebrate with the October issue — would be our favorite birthday of the year.
And why? The magazine is getting A LOT of cool presents — and it’s giving a few out to its French readers, too. WWD reports the magazine will feature 276 pages of traditional ads (110 more than last year’s October issue) and 104 pages of congratulations from the world’s coolest designers. Lara Stone will be on the cover (really, who else could it have been?), and there’ll be a costume ball in Paris to celebrate the occasion on Sept. 30. Photographers from Mario Sorrenti to Terry Richardson and Inez van Lamsweerde to Hedi Slimane contributed to the 150-plus page well. Slimane’s shoot focuses on the LBD, modeled by Countess Ines de la Fressange‘s 11-year-old daughter.
If all that beauty wasn’t enough, the French readers will get their issues in a bag with a portfolio of unbound, oversize photos printed on thick paper (ready to frame, noted WWD‘s Miles Socha), selected from nine decades worth of photographic beauty.
French Vogue is the second oldest international edition of the fashion bible, established in 1920. British Vogue got its start in 1916, and American Vogue printed its first issue in 1892. We can’t think of a better way to turn 90, and we wish French Vogue at least another 90 years of success.