Sunday, September 12, 2010
A Collection of Korea Vogue Covers
Published in 18 countries, Vogue is the most critically acclaimed, respected fashion magazine in the world. Revered for its excellent visuals and its acute, insights into art and culture, it influences and dominates fashion and consumer culture today. It is also widely acknowledged that Vogue pioneered celebrities as cover models, appreciating their public appeal.
The American publication of Vogue is perhaps the most widely known, with Anna Wintour as its infamous editor in chief. I advise watching The September Issue for a fascinating exposition of the relationship between Wintour and Grace Coddington in the creation and countdown to the publication of the most significant, consequential issue of the year. A lesser known but excellent counterpart, South Korea has its own publication of Vogue. It began in July 1996 with Myung Hee Lee as the present editor in chief. Since its inception, the cover has featured prestigious supermodels Claudia Schiffer, Coco Rocha, Chanel Iman and Karlie Kloss to Korean actresses and models such as Kim Tae-hee.