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Bath Suit Fashion Parade, Seal Beach, California, July 14, 1918.
A bathing suit fashion parade in Seal Beach, California, 1918

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Conde Nast Was Born
March 26, 1874

Nast called his magazines "class publications." They explored trends in fashion, the arts, politics, and entertainment. How influential do you think magazines are in the way people think, act, and look? Even back in 1900, readers looked to Vogue for fashion possibilities, though few could afford to buy the clothes on display, and that is still true today. Next time you read a magazine, think about what it says about our world, what group the magazine is trying to reach, and if it influences you. Try this out on your family, too.
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