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Who Reads Vanity Fair?
Smart, stylish, and voraciously interested in the world, Vanity Fair
readers have an extraordinary ability to discern what is truly worth their time, attention, and money. It is essential for Vanity Fair
readers to be conversant in a wide range of topics?from global issues, economics, and travel, to beauty, fashion, and entertainment?and they pursue the knowledge of these subjects with an unusual intensity. Vanity Fair
readers actively seek out friends and colleagues with whom they share ideas and experiences, creating a diverse and eclectic network of peers. Known for its ability to "ignite a dinner party at 50 yards," Vanity Fair
is meant for readers who enjoy expert-level knowledge and lively, spirited debate. What You Can Expect in Each Issue:
Past Issues: Contributors:
- Fanfair: Vanity Fair?s monthly guide to truly unique and talked-about cultural events around the world, hot new CD?s, books, and films; groundbreaking art and design; exhibitions and theatrical events; fashion, beauty, and travel trends.
- Fairground: The magazine brings its discriminating eye into the world?s most exclusive events, capturing candid snapshots of the culture?s rich, famous, and iconic. This pictorial feature goes around the world, one party at a time.
- Columns: Insightful essays by distinguished writers, such as Dominick Dunne, James Wolcott, and Michael Wolff, cover the most relevant topics of the day. These investigations on crime, politics, business, society, the media, and current events are often touted on the cover and have a dedicated following.
- Vanities: Short takes on today?s most compelling personalities, Vanities is a reader favorite, incorporating splashy graphics and quick wit.
- Spotlight: Spotlight shines a light on the stars of the future. Former discoveries include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Gwyneth Paltrow, all before they made it big.
- Proust Questionnaire: An update of the 19th-century parlor game, this classic Q&A features a different celebrity subject every month.
- Features: In-depth, award-winning stories about entertainment, the arts, business, politics, fashion, design, and more, are at the heart of the magazine each month.
With every issue, Vanity Fair
allows its contributors the freedom to indulge in extraordinary storytelling, making it a destination for the world?s most renowned photographers and award-winning journalists, such as Marie Brenner, Bryan Burrough, Bob Colacello, Amy Fine Collins, Dominick Dunne, Christopher Hitchens, Sebastian Junger, William Langewiesche, Maureen Orth, Todd Purdum, James Wolcott, and Michael Wolff; and photographers such as Jonathan Becker, Harry Benson, Patrick Demarchelier, Todd Eberle, Larry Fink, Jonas Karlsson, Annie Leibovitz, Tim Hetherington, Norman Jean Roy, Mark Seliger, Mario Testino, and Bruce Weber. Magazine Layout:
With a dynamic combination of big pictures and big stories, Vanity Fair
delivers both bold, beautiful photography and the very best thought-provoking journalism in a clean, bold design that is simple yet sophisticated, minimal yet full of restrained energy. When it comes to visually expressing the passions of its stable of photographers, illustrators, writers, and editors, the magazine must look as smart and powerful as the topics it covers. Comparisons to Other Magazines:
With a broad range of interesting subjects, Vanity Fair
is a general interest magazine that captures the best of the best, from world affairs to entertainment, business to style, design to society. Vanity Fair
is unique in its ability to act as a cultural catalyst?a magazine that provokes and drives the popular dialogue. No other magazine can match Vanity Fair
's unique mix of stunning photography, in-depth reportage, and social commentary. Each month, Vanity Fair
accelerates ideas and images to center stage, creating an unrivaled media event that attracts millions of modern, sophisticated readers. Advertising: Vanity Fair
's advertisers are as eclectic as the editorial content. Fashion and retail advertisers are responsible for the majority of Vanity Fair
's ad pages, but other advertising partners stem from a wide array of consumer categories, including automotive, financial institutions, not-for-profits, corporate entities, beauty, travel, entertainment/media, home furnishings, food, and wine and spirits. On average, a little more than half of the pages in Vanity Fair
are devoted to advertising (56%). Awards:
- The American Society of Magazine Editors has nominated Vanity Fair for 63 National Magazine Awards since 1984; the magazine has won 15 times
- Winner of National Magazine Awards for Reporting and Photo Portfolio, 2008
- Winner of National Magazine Award, Columns & Commentary 2007
- Winner of National Magazine Award, Public Interest 2007
- Winner of the 51st annual World Press Photo of the Year 2007
- Gold Medal Award, Photography, Spread/Single Page, Society of Publication Designers? 42nd Annual Competition 2007
- Graydon Carter: The only two-time winner of Adweek magazine's Editor of the Year
- 248 awards for design and photography since 1984
- Included on Adweek?s Hot List nine times?more than any other magazine
Vanity Fair covers the people, issues, and events that define our times. This chronicle of contemporary culture provides access to the movers and shakers in film, music, entertainment, sports, business, and politics. With articles by renowned writers and images by award-winning photographers, every issue of Vanity Fair is always fascinating, never ordinary.
- It's Alright
If you want a magazine for fashion, buy Vogue. If you want a magazine for news or current events buy Time or Newsweek. This magazine seems a bit schizophrenic. It just doesn't know its genre. Not bad, but because it is so unfocused it also fails to be great. However, it did arrive in a timely fashion, and as far as light entertainment goes, it's fine....more info
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I purchased this magazine for a friend she has purchased this magazine before and enjoyed it I ALSO HAVE PURCHASED VANITY FAIR BEFORE AND LIKE THE DIVERSITY OF THE MAGAZINE.I give this magazine 5 stars...more info
- Liked it when she got it
Ordered my wife a subscription last christmas.
Recieved 2 issues, never got the rest of them.
I'll never order magazines through Amazon again.
- A Must-Have
Don't be fooled by the pretty faces on the cover. This is one of the savviest newsmagazines around. Read it and love it for the crackling writing, the grown-up humor, and the inside story. Then treat yourself to the dish about the sins of the rich (who are usually NOT the people in the tabloids, but mysterious financiers who live offshore and have dark and shady pasts...) and a brief interview with the cover celeb. It's one of the best monthlies available.
- Can't live without Vanity Fair
I don't remember when I first started reading Vanity Fair, but it was many years ago and I have continued to read this great publication, as well as save the issues for the longest time. I find it to be the most complete magazine for me and I'm always looking forward to the next issue. Thank you, Vanity Fair, and keep up the great work....more info
- Used to be the best
About two years ago, Vanity Fair was not only the best magazine of the year, but maybe all time. I would read it from cover to cover.
Now, sadly, it is a bunch of fluff. The quality has really gone downhill. I am going to let my subscription run out. I really miss the old days....more info
- My Favorite Magazine
Vanity Fair is my favorite Magazine. I enjoy the editorial features as well as fashion, entertainment and so much more. It smells better than other piece of mail in my mailbox....more info
- LOVE Vanity Fair!!!
I just can't rave enough about this magazine. The articles are incredibly well written, fascinating, and cover such a wide range of topics from politics and world affairs (current and past) to society scandals. My favorite magazine of all time. A 'must' for the well-educated, open-minded individual....more info
- The Magazine Diva Says........
This is the intelligent fashion magazine that doesn't treat fashion lovers like idiots! Great in depth articles on screenplays, celebs, charities, politics, and of course - FASHION. Duh! ...more info
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Have read this publication for many years. Outstanding exposes and timely information! The ratio of ads to "real content" is high but what magazine isn't. They pay the bills and keep subscription prices reasonable! At least through Amazon.. ;-)...more info
- People Plus Equals 3 Stars.
This is a magazine for those enthralled with celebrities. Without the fine writing of Christopher Hitchens I rarely would read it. The last article I enjoyed was on the eccentric Howard Hughes. I like the high quality photos, but it is basically a deeper version of "People." It has the same shallow slant that overglamorizes celebrities, luxury, consumption, & encourages narcicism. Why they have to have articles on advertising when two-thirds of the mag are ads is overkill? The first forty pages are ads, then you reach the contents page.
They also have two annoying habits. Bashing non mainstream media like attacking "Fox News," has become a sport by their competition who are clearly losing the ratings war. The constant articles on England's royal family seem repetitive & archaic. Is it not the twenty first century? ...more info
- One of the better glossy magazines out there in the world of make believe
I don't normally like glossy magazines that think too much of themselves, I think that they were invented to be dumped on coffee tables to look good when you have visitors around for coffee but if you want a really good and intelligent read, buy TIME or Newsweek.
However I will make an exception in the case of Vanity Fair, I actually subscribe to it which came about after I read a really good article in it about racism. I was quite impressed, it was well written and quite unbiased, rare in a magazine that is known for its skinny models/actors/musicians who lounge elegantly as they give interviews whilst looking the camera and say in hot sultry voices, "Darling, I'm an artist, it's my passion, my love, that's why I do it!"
I won't say that Vanity Fair has given me too much food for thought but it has been enough for me to take out a year's subscription to see if they can come up with anything else that is remotely intelligent and thoughtful and they haven't done too badly up to now.
If you really want to get a glossy coffee table magazine then get this, it will serve two purposes, one it will look good on your table and two you might just find someting interesting in it to read whilst you are flicking through it....more info