Who Reads Vanity Fair?
What You Can Expect in Each Issue:
- Fanfair: Vanity Fairs monthly guide to truly unique and talked-about cultural events around the world, hot new CDs, books, and films; groundbreaking art and design; exhibitions and theatrical events; fashion, beauty, and travel trends.
- Fairground: The magazine brings its discriminating eye into the worlds most exclusive events, capturing candid snapshots of the cultures rich, famous, and iconic. This pictorial feature goes around the world, one party at a time.
- Columns: Insightful essays by distinguished writers, such as Dominick Dunne, James Wolcott, and Michael Wolff, cover the most relevant topics of the day. These investigations on crime, politics, business, society, the media, and current events are often touted on the cover and have a dedicated following.
- Vanities: Short takes on todays most compelling personalities, Vanities is a reader favorite, incorporating splashy graphics and quick wit.
- Spotlight: Spotlight shines a light on the stars of the future. Former discoveries include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Gwyneth Paltrow, all before they made it big.
- Proust Questionnaire: An update of the 19th-century parlor game, this classic Q&A features a different celebrity subject every month.
- Features: In-depth, award-winning stories about entertainment, the arts, business, politics, fashion, design, and more, are at the heart of the magazine each month.
With every issue, Vanity Fair allows its contributors the freedom to indulge in extraordinary storytelling, making it a destination for the worlds most renowned photographers and award-winning journalists, such as Marie Brenner, Bryan Burrough, Bob Colacello, Amy Fine Collins, Dominick Dunne, Christopher Hitchens, Sebastian Junger, William Langewiesche, Maureen Orth, Todd Purdum, James Wolcott, and Michael Wolff; and photographers such as Jonathan Becker, Harry Benson, Patrick Demarchelier, Todd Eberle, Larry Fink, Jonas Karlsson, Annie Leibovitz, Tim Hetherington, Norman Jean Roy, Mark Seliger, Mario Testino, and Bruce Weber.
With a dynamic combination of big pictures and big stories, Vanity Fair delivers both bold, beautiful photography and the very best thought-provoking journalism in a clean, bold design that is simple yet sophisticated, minimal yet full of restrained energy. When it comes to visually expressing the passions of its stable of photographers, illustrators, writers, and editors, the magazine must look as smart and powerful as the topics it covers.
Comparisons to Other Magazines:
Vanity Fair's advertisers are as eclectic as the editorial content. Fashion and retail advertisers are responsible for the majority of Vanity Fair's ad pages, but other advertising partners stem from a wide array of consumer categories, including automotive, financial institutions, not-for-profits, corporate entities, beauty, travel, entertainment/media, home furnishings, food, and wine and spirits. On average, a little more than half of the pages in Vanity Fair are devoted to advertising (56%).
- The American Society of Magazine Editors has nominated Vanity Fair for 63 National Magazine Awards since 1984; the magazine has won 15 times
- Winner of National Magazine Awards for Reporting and Photo Portfolio, 2008
- Winner of National Magazine Award, Columns & Commentary 2007
- Winner of National Magazine Award, Public Interest 2007
- Winner of the 51st annual World Press Photo of the Year 2007
- Gold Medal Award, Photography, Spread/Single Page, Society of Publication Designers 42nd Annual Competition 2007
- Graydon Carter: The only two-time winner of Adweek magazine's Editor of the Year
- 248 awards for design and photography since 1984
- Included on Adweeks Hot List nine timesmore than any other magazine