First published in the UK in the autumn of 1916, Vogue has become, without a doubt, the international fashion bible. Vogue magazine has charted the careers of designers including Gucci, Prada, Versace & Dior throughout the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.
Over the years Vogue has had numerous books published, drawing on their huge picture archive and fashion expertise, as an accompaniment to the magazine. These include Unseen Vogue: The Secret History of Fashion Photograph, People in Vogue: A Century of Portraits and Vogue Covers. Destined to become must-have visual sourcebooks for all those who love fashion, the Vogue Portfolio series (Octopus) launched in 2014 with Vogue: The Gown which was followed by Vogue: The Jewellery and Vogue: The Shoe. The 16-part Vogue On Designers series (Quadrille) tells the fascinating stories of iconic designers, from Alexander McQueen to Ralph Lauren, accompanied by world-class photographs and illustrations from the Vogue archive.
In 2015, the Vogue Colouring Book (Octopus) was published, featuring a glamorous dream wardrobe of luxurious ballgowns and signature cocktail dresses, smart suits and dramatic accessories by key designers including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Chanel. The accompanying captions offer fashion and style tips (often highly amusing in hindsight) and are taken from the original pages of British Vogue. The Vogue Goes Pop Colouring Book (Octopus) followed in 2016.
In 2016 Vogue: Voice of a Century, (Genesis) was published as a special leather-bound, gilt-edged edition (with accompanying silk-covered case) to celebrate 100 years of the iconic magazine. The definitive new history of Vogue was limited to just 1,916 copies to chime with the year of the magazine's creation.