I'm nearing the end of the collating, recording and sampling work for the fourth and final print edition in the Vogue Covers series. Having finished the printed versions of British, Paris and USA I'm currently compiling the colour data needed to generate the last International Vogue magazine to be ‘covered’ for the edition - Italian Vogue.
Aside from seasonality and longer term changes in
colour trends, other, more quantitative data is evidenced. By looking at ‘Paris
Vogue Covers 1981 - 2011’ (Below, running right-left) we can see a sudden change in tones which occurs in
late 1987. Colombe Pringle became the magazine's editor-in-chief in December
1987. The colours undergo a sudden change again in 1994 when Joan Juliet Buck,
an American, was named Pringle's successor.