Long before American Vogue's website was even a glimmer in Anna Wintour's eye, British Vogue was cementing its reputation as an early adopter by launching Vogue.com UK way back in 1996, under the tutelage of editor, Dolly Jones. Today, Vogue.com UK boasts over a million visitors each month, and their Twitter feed is closing in on 126,000 followers.
To celebrate, Jones & co. asked some of fashion's finest to choose their favorite Vogue.com UK* memories. Kate Moss shares her 15 favorite Vogue covers (only one of which stars her), Donatella Versace chooses her 15 favorite women (from Charlize Theron to Gisele Bunchen to Hilary Swank), and David Downton shares his 15 favorite fashion illustrations.
Elsewhere, Paul Smith weighs in on his favorite artworks, Diane von Furstenberg waxes eloquent on her favorite iconic women (from Mother Teresa and Ingrid Betancourt to Coco Chanel and Oprah Winfrey) and Henry Holland dishes on his favorite pop icons (yes, Cher and Madonna made the cut. No, Lady Gaga did not.) Alexander Wang shares his favorite cheap NYC eats (Thai food features heavily), Tom Ford weighs in on the 15 things every man should have (a sense of humor, tweezers and a crisp white shirt top his list), Claudia Schiffer unveils her favorite fashion shoots (including one German Vogue cover, shot by Mario Testino, that could've been the inspiration for French Vogue's 90th anniversary cover), and Amanda Harlech dishes on her 15 fashion milestones (from customizing her school uniform to discovering Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's SEX boutique in the Seventies).
But wait, there's more...from John Galliano, Naomi Campbell, Sass & Bide, Anya Hindmarch, Giles Deacon, Dolce & Gabbana, Christopher Bailey and Victoria Beckham, to name a few. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Vogue.com and get in on the 15th anniversary fun!
*The Fashion Informer has been New York Correspondent to Vogue.com UK since 2007.