Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lady Gaga and 120 years of VOGUE

Vogue's September issue is one of the most anticipated magazine issues of the year, its popularity even more heightened following the 2009 release of the documentary The September Issue, chronicling the creation of the issue. After several anxious tweets on Lady Gaga's part, her September Vogue cover was finally debuted a few nights ago. It's the biggest September issue the magazine has ever put out, with 900+ pages. What's  interesting about this cover is that it's a little different from September issue covers in the past - a full body shot of Gaga in a stunning fuschia dress with a full, blonde afro-like hairdo, rather than the traditional Vogue headshot. Clearly, from the coverlines, that is what this issue is about -- big fashion, big hair, and lots of what makes Vogue, Vogue. This issue commemorates more than the glossy's largest issue ever, but also its 120th anniversary. (Is this what the red ribbon represents? I'm slightly confused by it's placement.) Gaga was last seen on Vogue's cover a little over a year ago, in March 2011. I loved the color scheme of the March cover, but this one is definitely different, which is always fun to see. Which cover do you like better - the the September 2012 full body, or the pastel themed March 2011.

Photo via The Cut

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