I had very little to say about the Kim & Kanye Vogue cover other than what I already mentioned on Twitter: this would have been a good time to cancel my Vogue subscription if I still had one. I guess the fact I no longer get the magazine is telling enough. Vogue used to be the ultimate fantasy, inspiring and influential. Putting that couple on the cover because they're "the most talked about couple in the world" is exactly what I don't want Vogue to be. I don't want the divine Grace Coddington to be the one arranging the train of Kim Kardashian's dress. Just no.
I found a collection of Marie Claire covers from the early 1940s on hprints.com. While I don't harbor an ounce of fake nostalgia for that particular era, I do appreciate the aesthetics, the clothes and hats, and the fact that the focus is on the faces of beautifully dressed models. I hope you enjoy these, too.
All images via hprints.com.