March 1991 Allure, which is said to be the first magazine dedicated to beauty,is launched.
March 1991 Betty Friedan, author of “The Feminine Mystique,” authors an essay called “Can a Feminist Be Beautiful?” writing, “The better we are able to feelabout ourselves as people, the more we are able to enjoy being a woman.”
September 1991 Allure reports on the computer retouching of photos — and the growing concern about the unrealistic images of women’s bodies it presents.
January 1992 At a time when Christie Brinkley was a standard of beauty,“The Allure Beauty Survey” asked men and women about theimpact of beauty on their lives.
April 1992 The magazine reports on the practice of plastic surgeons performingsurgery on their wives in “The Perfect Wife,” portraying patientsas living advertisements.
September 1992 Kate Moss is featured in Allure, said to be her first Americanmagazine appearance.
July 1994 Allure interviews a young woman diagnosed with melanoma andexplores the dangers of tanning.
September 1994 The publication takes on the debate about “natural” cosmetics claimsand challenges beauty companies about what the term really means.
January 1996 Allure is one of the first magazines to ask plastic surgeons to analyze Michael Jackson’s multiple facial changes.
July 1996 The magazine investigates heroin addiction in modeling, interviewing a former addict who helps expose what’s happening off the runway.
October 1996 With its “Best of Beauty” issue, Allure claims to be the first magazineto highlight its editors’ and readers’ favorite makeup, skin care and hair care products.
January 1998 Allure reports on the practice of the “off-label”injection of Botox.
May 1998 Gisele Bündchen is photographed for Allure byMario Testino in what’s said to be the model’sfirst magazine cover.
November 2000 Allure investigates the cleanliness of spas.
February 2002 Andrew Solomon, author of “The Noonday Demon:An Atlas of Depression,” contends grooming playsa powerful role in overcoming depression.
February 2003 Allure reports on the potential dangers of a popular fat- and cellulite treatment called lipodissolve — comprising multiple shots of illegal PC, or phosphatidylcholine. The FDA issues an alert to restrict the smuggling of the substance into the country.
February 2005 Allure goes inside Donatella Versace’s boudoir,where hundreds of bottles of perfume are housed ina lighted display case and products are alphabetizedby type and brand.
June 2005 Circulation of the publication reaches one million copies.
November 2005 The magazine speaks to the psychiatrist of a patientsaid to have undergone the first face-transplant surgery, in France, about the psychological ramifications of the procedure.
January 2006 Allure reports on the use of clenbuterol in Hollywood.The illegal steroidlike compound, used on horses,is said to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
August 2006 The publication’s “Free Stuff” issue makes its debut; 16,130 beauty and fashion items are given away at allure.com that month.
November 2006 Allure publishes its first book, “Confessions ofa Beauty Editor.”
October 2007 Allure claims to be the first magazine to report on the potential health dangers and excess formaldehyde levels of Brazilian hair-straightening treatments.
November 2009 As more Americans start identifying themselves as mixed race, Allure showcases photographer Marilyn Minter’s photographs of five mixed-race women.
March 2011: Allure Turns 20 “The Allure Beauty Survey” explores the attitudes of men and women on looks — 93 percent of women said there’s more pressure than ever to care about how they look.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews