I was browsing through wikipedia as I often do and stumbled link by link across this quote about Vogue Magazine. It’s from book critic Caroline Webber in The New York Times in Dec 2006. It’s an interesting concept.
Vogue is to our era what the idea of God was, in Voltaire’s famous parlance, to his: if it didn’t exist, we would have to invent it. Revered for its editorial excellence and its visual panache, the magazine has long functioned as a bible for anyone worshiping at the altar of luxury, celebrity and style. And while we perhaps take for granted the extent to which this trinity dominates consumer culture today, Vogue’s role in catalyzing its rise to pre-eminence cannot be underestimated.