125 years ago, Vogue released its first issue. Then a weekly newspaper, its cover featured a black and white sketch of a debutante. Decade by decade, approaches to the cover have changed dramatically, as the renowned magazine continues to chronicle evolving culture and style over 22 regions, including Russia, France, Japan, and the latest edition, the Middle East. The face that graces the first issue continues to compel; supermodels, royalty, and buzzy millennials have all posed for the world’s most famous photographers, including Irving Penn, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, and Mario Testino.
Here, take a look back at the 11 most recent Vogue launch covers from the archives.