OVER 100 YEARS OF INFLUENTIAL, INSPIRING & INNOVATIVE PUBLISHING
Condé Nast International is the international arm of the New-York based publishing company which produces many of the world's best known magazine brands, including Vogue, Glamour, Gentleman's Quarterly, Architectural Digest, Wired, House & Garden, Condé Nast Traveller, Tatler and Vanity Fair. With headquarters located in London, Condé Nast International publishes over 126 magazines, close to 100 websites and more than 200 tablet and mobile apps.
Condé Nast is regarded as the dominant upmarket publisher in the industry, working with the significant creative talents in all the sectors it serves, from fashion to interior design and decoration, society and celebrity, bridal, travel and technology.
The name of the Condé Nast Group derives from its American founder, Condé Montrose Nast who, in 1909, bought Vogue
, an American publication which had been in existence since 1892. He transformed it from a 24-page weekly into a monthly magazine, and this formed the nucleus of the American company. In 1913 Vanity Fair
was launched in the States, and in 1915 House & Garden
was acquired. In 1959 the company was purchased by the late Samuel I Newhouse, the newspaper proprietor, as part of his media company Advance Publications. His son S. I. Newhouse Jr remains chairman of Condé Nast Inc and of Advance Publications, while his cousin Jonathan Newhouse serves as Chairman and Chief Executive of Condé Nast International.
Condé Nast International is a leader in publishing sophisticated enhanced digital editions of its magazines, and has introduced many publishing innovations. The pocket-sized Glamour
, developed by Condé Nast in Italy, has been replicated across the industry, and enabled Glamour
to seize market leadership in multiple markets. Vanity Fair
, published in Italy as a weekly magazine, has rapidly become the biggest-selling quality title in the sector.
By the early 1990s, the company was publishing more than 30 titles in Western Europe, in Britain
, plus editions in Australia
, and was recognised as the leading international publisher of upmarket magazines in the world. The decades from the mid-nineties to the present day have seen accelerated growth for Condé Nast as the company entered Japan
and numerous new markets in Asia and Eastern Europe. Recent launches include GQ
in Brazil and Turkey, Condé Nast Traveller
in the Middle East and Vogue
in Thailand and the Ukraine. In 2015, Condé Nast International will launch Glamour
Since 1996, with the launch of Vogue.co.uk,
Condé Nast International has been positioning itself as a leader in digital publishing, with branded websites, iPad and mobile apps, and editions on multiple devices. The company has simultaneously diversified and expanded with contract publishing
ventures, a restaurant division
, fairs, conferences, festivals and the first Condé Nast College
of fashion and design.
For almost a century, Condé Nast International has been a magnet for the world's leading Editors, photographers and Creative Directors. The Condé Nast archive serves as a barometer of social and cultural change shaping the twentieth century. The years between the World Wars saw some of the great artists of the period commissioned from Dali to Bérard. Contributors and writers for Condé Nast titles have ranged from J. D. Salinger, Truman Capote, Edith Sitwell, Virginia Wolfe, Aldous Huxley, Colette, Nancy Mitford, Bruce Chatwin, J. G. Ballard, W H Auden, Iris Murdoch, Simone de Beauvoir and Kingsley Amis to Joan Didion, John Updike, Peter Sellers, Salman Rushdie, Dominick Dunne, V. S. Naipaul, Tom Wolfe and Christopher Hitchens.
Photographers include Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Cecil Beaton, Guy Bourdin, Clifford Coffin, Corinne Day, Patrick Demarchelier, Baron de Meyer, Horst P Horst, Ines and Vinhood, Nick Knight, Annie Leibowitz, Peter Lindbergh, Craig McDean, Steven Meisel, Lee Miller, Helmut Newton, Norman Parkinson, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, David Sims, Edward Steichen, Snowdon, Mario Testino and Tim Walker. Many have worked exclusively for Condé Nast, just as most of the world's leading models restrict their editorial bookings to Condé Nast magazines, and the world's most beautiful houses are showcased in Condé Nast decorating titles such as AD
, House & Garden
, The World of Interiors
and Vogue Living
Condé Nast International's reputation is rooted in creating excellent, exciting content that is engaging, visually arresting and often groundbreaking, and which is now available to an ever wider audience across multiple media channels.