Blast to the Past: Vintage Vogue

Vogue. The word is defined as “the prevailing fashion or style at a particular time,” and for Vogue magazine, the fashion that has graced its covers over the years has certainly showcased the trends of the time. The following are Vogue UK covers spanning the early 1950s, where simplistic elegance was seen by millions of women.

Vogue ~ United Kingdom ~ June 1950

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart, and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it; it is in one word, effective.”
~Irving Penn (Vogue photographer of the above cover)

Vogue ~ United Kingdom ~ October 1951

Vogue ~ United Kingdom ~ September 1950

Vogue ~ United Kingdom ~ March 1950

Vogue ~ United Kingdom ~ January 1950

Vogue ~ United Kingdom ~ April 1951

To see other Vogue years, click on the images below. All photos courtesy of Vogue Archives.

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