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Vogue Covers: Striking a Pose on the Champs-Elysées

Like the committed lover who never lets you go, Paris has a unique way of reeling the visitor to its heart. Just when you think you have seen on your previous visits all it has to offer, the city of love knows how to reignite the passion it sparked the moment you first arrived.

Paris had a unique way of presenting us with surprises. Just as it did with the 50th Anniversary of Astérix and Obélix.

Strolling along its most famed avenue on the way to the macron temple of Ladurée, we stumbled across an outdoor exhibition of French Vogue covers. Large-sized replicas of the magazine covers lined up the famed Champs-Elysées, offering a retrospective look into fashion and photography in commemoration of 90 years of French Vogue magazine.

Fashion icons including Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy mesmerised the passers-by who paused and reflected on the idols of yesteryear. The photography of legends such as Robert Doisneau, Salvador Dali, Joan Miró, Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, David Hockney turned the tree-lined avenue into a museum where art was admired.

Highlights of the Vogue Covers’ Exposition are in the photo gallery below.

Exposition Vogue Covers aux Champs-Elysées ran from October 1st to November 1st in 2009.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.