Vogue's Endangered Animals

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Model Veruschka with a cheetah. Photographed by William Klein for Vogue July 1, 1967.

While editor-in-chief at Vogue Magazine, Diane Vreeland was an avid typist and writer as a form of communication with her staff and collaborators. The book Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years, chronicles the editor’s work at this magazine from 1962 to 1971. This one memo from 1969 regards a list of animals said to be endangered at the time. It led me on a search to find images from the editorial pages of Vogue Magazine, both past and present, real and fake. 


(L) Model Apollonia van Ravenstein in Seychelles. Styled by Grace Coddington. Photographed by Norman Parkinson for Vogue UK, 1971. (R) Supermodel Elle Macpherson with a toy polar bear. Photographed by Mario Testino for October Vogue US, October, 2004. 


A model in a black crepe dress and large feather hat by Lilly Dache dines with a cheetah. Photographed by Leombruno-Bodi in Vogue, November 1, 1960.


(L) Model Liu Wen wearing a Valentino gown and Manolo Blahnik shoes. Stylist: Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Hair: Oribe, Make-Up: Serge Hodonou, Manicure: Emi Kudo. Photographed by Mario Testino for the 10th anniversary Vogue China, December 2013. (R) Karen Elson with a crocodile in a Tim Burton themed editorial Tales of the Unexpected. Photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue UK, December 2008.


Model Karlie Kloss is posed with a tiger as part of a larger editorial. Styled by Camilla Nickerson. Photographed by Steven Klein for Vogue US, March 2013.

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