In most magazines, you absentmindedly flip through the first couple of pages of advertisements looking for the actual content to start. Most magazines range from about 30 to 75 pages. They’re rarely over 200 pages. Vogue’s classic September issue breaks all the rules.
At a whopping 916 pages, you’ll have to leaf through 70 pages before you find the table of contents, and you’ll have to look to page 264 to actually start reading articles. But, this is Vogue’s most important issue of the year, and you’re not going to want to skip any pages! All the big names in fashion—and some of the smaller ones—are featured in this issue.
The articles range from Chelsea Clinton’s political activism to a fashion retrospective. I have two favorite features in this issue. The first is the article on Miuccia Prada, the costume designer for the Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming movie, The Great Gatsby. The second is a collaboration between Colm Toibin and Annie Leibovitz, who partner to produce a stunning spread that reimagines Edith Wharton’s life in the early 1900s.
From Lady Gaga channeling RuPaul on the front to the Target advertisement on the back, you’ll want to look at every page of this fashion-packed issue!
Also note, the most recent issue of Vogue is typically found in the popular reading area, but because the September issue is so large, it is going straight to the shelf, where you’ll find a year’s worth of back issues.
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