From entertainment to world affairs, business to style, design to society, Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst, inspiring and driving the national conversation. Now the magazine has redefined storytelling for the Digital Age, bringing its high-profile interviews, stunning photography, and thought-provoking features to your device in a whole new way.
Who Reads Vanity Fair?
Smart, stylish, and voraciously interested in the world, Vanity Fair readers have an extraordinary ability to discern what is truly worth their time, attention, and money. It is essential for Vanity Fair readers to be conversant in a wide range of topics—from global issues, economics, and travel, to beauty, fashion, and entertainment—and they pursue the knowledge of these subjects with an unusual intensity. Vanity Fair readers actively seek out friends and colleagues with whom they share ideas and experiences, creating a diverse and eclectic network of peers. Known for its ability to “ignite a dinner party at 50 yards,” Vanity Fair is meant for readers who enjoy expert-level knowledge and lively, spirited debate.
What You Can Expect in Each Issue:
- Fanfair: Vanity Fair’s monthly guide to truly unique and talked-about cultural events around the world, hot new CD’s, 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 world’s most exclusive events, capturing candid snapshots of the culture’s 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 today’s 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 world’s 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:
With a broad range of interesting subjects, Vanity Fair is a general interest magazine that captures the best of the best, from world affairs to entertainment, business to style, design to society. Vanity Fair is unique in its ability to act as a cultural catalyst—a magazine that provokes and drives the popular dialogue. No other magazine can match Vanity Fair‘s unique mix of stunning photography, in-depth reportage, and social commentary. Each month, Vanity Fair accelerates ideas and images to center stage, creating an unrivaled media event that attracts millions of modern, sophisticated readers.
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 Adweek’s Hot List nine times–more than any other magazine