20 Iconic Vogue Covers Created by Great Artists

13/02/2019
  • If there is an influential magazine in the world of fashion, this is undoubtedly Vogue, which for more than a century of history has marked trends in design, photography, and art. Founded in 1892 by Arthur Baldwin Turnure, Vogue publishes reports on the greatest fashion designers such as Chanel, Prada, Christian Dior, Gucci, Valentino or Dolce & Gabanna, without forgetting emerging designers, and works with the best and most prestigious top models and photographers.
    Also, great artists, such as Joan Miró, Andy Warhol or Salvador Dalí among many others have collaborated designing the covers. These designs make up an impressive gallery that faithfully reflects the evolution of art in the 20th and 21st centuries.
    Currently, in addition to the edition for the United States, 23 international editions are published and it is estimated that it reaches more than 20 million readers worldwide.
    If you want to know a good number of curiosities on the covers of the magazine you can read the article Vogue, Fun Facts by the Numbers of the journalist Laird Borrelli-Persson.
    You will find many more examples of these magnificent works of art on the Condé Nast website where you can also buy reproductions.
  • The covers of Vogue are a true reflection of the evolution of art and design in the 20th and 21st centuries
  • Ethel Wright (1866-1939)

    British painter of the Victorian era who stood out mainly as a portraitist, has works exhibited in different English national museums. A politically aware woman, she supported the suffrage movement.
  • James Allen St. John (1872-1957)

    Writer, painter and illustrator born in Chicago, famous for his illustrations of the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, such as the Tarzan series.
  • André E. Marty (1882-1974)

    Art Deco-style French artist who collaborated in the main publications of his time. Also highlighted as a poster for plays and, from the 30s, as a designer of costumes and sets for film, theater, and ballet.
  • Helen Dryden (1882-1972)

    Illustrator, costume and industrial designer born in Baltimore (USA). She collaborated with Vogue for thirteen years. Although she spent her last years immersed in poverty, she was one of the best paid women in the United States thanks to her industrial designs.
  • Marie Laurencin (1883-19556)

    French painter and engraver, good friend of Picasso and Braque, she is considered the only woman who stood out in the cubist movement.
  • George Wolfe Plank (1883-1965)

    American Art Deco painter who collaborated for many years in the Vogue magazine, creating impressive covers.
  • Georges Lepape (1887-1971)

    French poster designer, engraver and fashion illustrator that collaborated with the most prestigious magazines of the time such as Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair or Vogue. In 1926 he was installed for six months in New York, invited by the editor of Vogue, Condé Nast, to participate in the design of the magazine.
  • Carl Oscar August Ericson (1891-1958)

    American fashion and advertising Illustrator, who also stood out as a portraitist. He worked for Vogue from 1916 until his death.
  • Eduardo García Benito (1891-1981)

    Spanish painter and illustrator, born in Valladolid, was one of the greatest exponents of Art Deco, obtaining a great recognition in the United States. Until the end of the 40s he painted numerous covers for Vogue.
  • Harriet Meserole (1893-1989)

    Born in New York, this illustrator collaborated actively in Vogue, both on the covers and inner illustrations.
  • Eugène Berman (1899-1972)

    Russian painter of the neoromantic current that stood out mainly for his sets for plays and operas.
  • Joan Miró (1893-1983)

    Catalan painter, sculptor, engraver and ceramist, with his personal style and the particular use of color and forms, he became one of the greatest representatives of Surrealism. In 1979 he designed this cover for the French edition of Vogue.
  • Christian Bérard (1902-1949)

    French painter, scenographer, designer and illustrator. Some of his most memorable works are the sets and costumes for plays and films by Jean Cocteau.
  • René Gruau (1909-2004)

    Italian illustrator with a great impact in the world of fashion, setting trends and influencing the entire industry. One of his most famous works is the poster for the film "La Dolce Vita" by Federico Fellini.
  • Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

    Multi-talented North American artist (painter, filmmaker, illustrator, sculptor, writer and music producer). Along with Roy Lichtenstein was the great exponent of Pop Art. In 1984 he created the cover of the French edition of Vogue, dedicated to Carolina de Mónaco.
  • John Currin (1962)

    To celebrate its 125th anniversary, Vogue chose the painter John Currin who designed a cover with a masterful portrait of the actress Jennifer Lawrence.
    Currin, born in Boulder (Colorado), based on the techniques and composition of the classical Grand Masters applies them to his provocative and satirical paintings with themes of sexual nature and social denunciation.
  • Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)

    The painter from Figueres, one of the greatest representatives of Surrealism, always maintained a very close relationship with the world of fashion, collaborating with such outstanding figures as Coco Chanel or Elsa Schiaparelli.
    Dalí designed three covers for Vogue, and was in charge of editing the 50th anniversary number of the French edition of the magazine.

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