As 2013 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look back at Vogue‘s year in covers. The fashion and lifestyle magazine had some interesting cover trends, reflecting cosmopolitan society at-large. Here are some trends:

1. Most Popular Cover Model

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Doutzen Kroes! The Dutch model came out on top this year with eight covers. She was chosen as the cover for two of the biggest issues of the year, September and March. Kroes is also a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Right behind her is Karlie Kloss (also a Victoria’s Secret Angel) and Kati Nescher, each of which have seven covers.

2. Cover Diversity

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What was the skin color of the covers’ subjects? Well, unsurprisingly, the people on the cover were mostly white. It would be interesting to check the magazine’s primary audience. Interestingly, a large majority were models, too, even though Anna Wintour is one of the first editors to have started putting celebrities on its covers.

3. Age on the Cover

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Age is on the rise at Vogue! The average cover subject in 2013 was 28.3 years old, up from 26.9 years old last year. The youngest cover subject was Vanessa Axente, 17, while singer Tina Turner, 73, was the oldest.

4. Most Popular Cover Designer

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Chanel is the winner, having provided all sorts of haute couture, bags, and other accessories for 19 Vogue covers.

5. Most Prolific Photographer

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Patrick Demarchelier killed it. He shot 23 covers this year. The next most popular photographer was Steven Meisel, with 12 covers. The 2011 and 2012 winner, Mario Testino, took a well-deserved rest this year, shooting a respectable nine covers.

6. Cover Subject Nationality

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Forty-eight covers went to subjects from the US this year. Holland took 33, and the United Kingdom took 32 covers.

What do you think of these findings?


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