Magazine Covers The Best Vanity Fair Covers  

Maggie Coen
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List of the most memorable Vanity Fair Magazine covers, featuring the coolest photographs, sexiest celebrity shots, and most innovative designs ever to hit newsstands. These best Vanity Fair covers span the entire history of the publication, and provide a good overview of the stories and issues Vanity Fair has covered over the years. Iconic magazine covers capture images of historic and cultural landmarks that persist in the collective consciousness.

Vanity Fair was originally founded as a men’s publication called Dress and Vanity Fair in 1913, and it thrived for years until the Great Depression. Revived in 1983, the new Vanity Fair covers current affairs, fashion, and pop culture events, and it features work from famous photographers – many of the shots controversial.

This list includes rare Vanity Fair covers and hard-to-find classic Vanity Fair covers as well as the most popular and famous Vanity Fair magazine covers. The stars, politicians, athletes, and other famous and influential figures on magazine covers document major world events and news stories that have held public attention over the years.

Ever evolving fashion, technology, and societal trends influence the art and design of magazine covers, but Vanity Fair also has a signature font, layout, and style that has come to represent the magazine as an institution. You won't a more comprehensive collection of Vanity Fair magazine covers. Vote for the vintage Vanity Fair magazine covers with the most attractive design, most memorable or important news stories, or that you best remember and recognize. Missing your favorite? Add it to the list!

Prince William, Duke of Cambri... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Vanity Fair Covers
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Vanity Fair - September 2003

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vanity Fair Covers
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Vanity Fair

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Vanity Fair Covers
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Vanity Fair - October 2008

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