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This article titled “Vogue launches online archive of every American issue in its 119-year history” was written by Jess Cartner-Morley, for The Guardian on Friday 16th December 2011 16.28 UTC
In 1988, when the printers received the image for the November issue of American Vogue – the first under a new editor – they telephoned Vogue House in Manhattan because they were concerned there had been a mistake. The model in the photograph was wearing jeans, which had never before featured on a Vogue cover. The new editor, Anna Wintour, confirmed that it was indeed the image she had chosen, and printing went ahead.