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Vogue Paris Turns 90 (American Vogue, Meanwhile, is 118)

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Vogue Paris Turns 90 (American Vogue, Meanwhile, is 118)

French Vogue celebrates 90 years with its October issue. Nine decades is nothing to scoff at, but still, it's worth noting that it's a baby compared to its US and UK-based siblings.

Althought its various editions worldwide make it a global entity,Vogue magazine is as American as they come. Founded in 1892 by Arthur Baldwin Turnure and purchased by Conde Nast upon Turnure's death in 1909, the magazine didn't reach France until 1920—only after Conde Nast launched it in London and Spain (the latter of which ultimately folded). So if you thought 90 was up there, American Vogue is a whopping 118 years old! (Note: this is probably the only time the fashion industry will celebrate the notion of being old.)

Over the past nine decades, Vogue Paris has superbly reflected the character of French fashion by pushing the envelope in that distinctly French, je ne sais quoi way. So, joyeux anniversaire! We'll all get a birthday treat next month as the issue looks to be a gorgeous one with Lara Stone rocking the cover in a lacy masquerade mask.

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