Happy 121st Birthday, Vogue! See the Fashion Bible’s First Cover Ever

Vogue has had a tough year, made no less easier by us and our scathing critiques. But we’re only mercilessly tough because it’s the fashion bible — it has responsibilities, okay? It’s really out of love.

Fortunately for Vogue, there’s one day of the year where it’s free of us spotlighting its heavy-handed retouching and depressed-looking cover girls, and that’s on its birthday. In honor of Vogue turning a venerable 121-years-old today, we’re making it a #ThrowbackTuesday and admiring its first cover ever. The issue hit stands on December 17, 1892 and was a far cry from today’s celebrity portraits. No punchy headlines, no eye-catching colors, no glossy finish, no poreless cover star — just black and white illustrations of debutantes made on an old-fashioned printed press. See the premiere cover, below:

first vogue cover ever

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