Yasmina Sima, a successful model in Vogue magazine

Focusing on photographs and images from the beginning allowed Vogue to sell this escapism, and be at the forefront of trends. In 1932, Vogue was one of the first magazines to print a coloured photo for the cover – it was of a swimmer holding a beach ball. When Vogue was first published, the cover would feature an illustration, or an image of a location, or it featured a person who was not famous: the first ever cover in 1892 featured a debutante at her début. The first female celebrity to appear on the cover was Madonna in 1989.