Fashion Magazine Analysis

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A wide variety of different media texts are everywhere and have a huge influence on people in distinct areas all over the world. In terms of fashion magazines, it is one of the most influential media texts that affect young females’ everyday life. It has been introduced to people for over a hundred years and it impacts them greatly on their fashion choices, lifestyle and the most importantly, their values (Bowerman, 2015). As one of the most popular magazines globally, Vogue was founded in 1892 by Arthur Turnure. The magazine’s categories include fashion, makeup, art, health and entertainment; it is a comprehensive lifestyle magazine. The powerful influence and long history have consolidated its important status in the fashion industry. Since …show more content…
As a result they play an important part in building up how people value things. The huge influence of Vogue includes positive and negative aspects. The positive side is that it conveys the value that women are independent and powerful by showing the images of confident looking females and the articles by successful women. On the other hand, the downside is that the majority of photos feature unrealistic body size of woman with flawless glossy skin. As a result, the portraits of body image by Vogue have led them to massive criticism. The New York Times (2008) reported that Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of US Vogue received reader’s complaint that the magazine was in a rut and it is getting stale. The negative responses from the audience includes the presentation of unreal body image and the lack of diversity of models. It was the first time Vogue had faced such a huge …show more content…
Take US Vogue for example, America is a multicultural country; it is infused with different cultures from a variety of races so it is essential that the leading fashion magazine features the local characteristics. However, like most of the other fashion magazines, US Vogue did not demonstrate much actual diversity in the use of models. Since it was launched in 1892, out of 1416 covers, only 14 copies featured models of colour, which is less than one percent (Mag, 2012). Adams (2015) maintains that some of the readers complain that the similar faces keep showing in the magazines, in this case the readers begin to feel bored when they see the cover and this leads to the decline of their

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