The September Issue, 1893
Over the years, Vogue’s September issue has been cluttered with cover lines and visually seducing facts, figures, and images to attract the attention of the modern woman’s ADD on the newsstand. Here is a refreshing reminder of clean, strong design back in 1893. Vogue just released an archive of their early September covers. The 1920’s cover illustrations introduced another movement of deco illustration within the flapper movement. Here’s hoping new publications take a page from vintage Vogues and reintroduce the simplicity and elegance of avant grade covers from our grandmothers era. Take a look at the eBay archives of vintage Vogues. There’s lots of issues from the 20’, 30’s and 40’s to begin your exquisite editorial collection.
In the Summer of 2012, eBay listed 1,805 vintage Vogues at an average of $5.55 each, however, one extremely chic and coveted issue, “The Paris 20’s Fashion Issue” (April 15, 1922) sold for $275. Get your antique editorial before someone else does.
(Image: Courtesy of Vogue. Illustration by Harry McVickar)