Vogue’s most famous editor is always polished and ladylike, but did you know that her first Vogue cover was shockingly casual? In fact, the November 1988 Vogue cover was actually an accident.
Model Michaela Bercu wore a shocking mix of high and low fashion– a Christian Lacroix jacket with her own jeans. The makeup-free face, candid smiles and casual attire made magazine printers of the ’80s think this cover was a mistake.
Bercu was supposed to wear a the Lacroix jacket in a skirt suit ensemble, but had gained a little weight after coming back from vacation. This change of looks made a splash in fashion history and a memorable first impression of Anna Wintour in her first Vogue cover!
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