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Vanity Fairが創刊されたのが100年前だそうで、今月号が100周年記念号になっています。例えが古いかもしれませんが、最盛期の藤原紀香のような活躍をみせているKate Uptonが表紙になっています。

Vanity Fairはオックスフォードにもロングマンの英英辞典に載っています。一般の人にはでミームーアの妊婦ヌードが話題になった雑誌だよといえば分かりやすいでしょうか

Vanity Fair
1 a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. It contrasts the lives of two characters who first meet at school: Becky Sharp, who is intelligent, ambitious and poor, and Amelia Sedley, who is gentle, pretty and rich. The book contains many humorous characters and was published in parts between 1847 and 1848.
2 a magazine published every month both in Britain and the US, with articles about politics, society, culture and other subjects.

Vanity Fair
1 trademark a magazine sold in the US and UK that has articles on fashion, some news articles, and some articles or stories by well-known writers

2 (1847-48) a novel by William Thackeray about upper class English society at the time of the war against Napoleon. The characters in the book, who include Becky Sharp, are often shown to be stupid or to have no moral principles.

3 literary a place where people have no serious thoughts or beliefs, and where only money, fashion, and entertainment are considered to be important. The name comes from an imaginary place like this in The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan.


100 Years of Vanity Fair
Condé Nast’s Vanity Fair was founded in 1913 with the goal of recording “truthfully and entertainingly the progress of American life.” Since then, the title has featured the highest-quality journalism, photography, and commentary on all aspects of culture. On our 100th birthday, see the highlights of our history in slide shows, films, essays, articles, and full issues. Use the navigation above to focus in on a particular era, or scroll down to see century-spanning coverage.


Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast. The present Vanity Fair has been published since 1983 and there have been editions for four European countries as well as the U.S. edition. This revived the title whose last title publication was February 1936 after a run from 1913. The current editor is Graydon Carter.

Modern revival
Condé Nast Publications, under the ownership of S.I. Newhouse, announced in June 1981 that it was reviving the magazine.[4] The first issue was published in February 1983 (cover date March), edited by Richard Locke, formerly of The New York Times Book Review.[5] After three issues, Locke was replaced by Leo Lerman, veteran features editor of Vogue.[6] He was followed by editors Tina Brown (1984–1992) and Graydon Carter (since 1992). Regular columnists have included Sebastian Junger, Michael Wolff, Maureen Orth and Christopher Hitchens. Famous contributing photographers for the magazine include Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino and Herb Ritts, all who have provided the magazine with a string of lavish covers and full-page portraits of current celebrities. Amongst the most famous of these was the August 1991 Leibovitz cover featuring a naked, pregnant Demi Moore, an image entitled More Demi Moore that to this day holds a spot in pop culture.