Vogue India is the Indian edition of the monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue. It is the 17th international edition of Vogue and the first edition in South Asia. Vogue India is published by Condé Nast India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% owned subsidiary of Condé Nast International.[1] Vogue India was the first magazine released in India that is 100% foreign owned.[2][3] Condé Nast India is based in Mumbai and also has an office in New Delhi.[4]

Vogue India
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One of October 2017 covers highlighting Vogue India's tenth anniversary
Head of Editorial ContentMegha Kapoor
Former editorsPriya Tanna (2007-2021)
PublisherDilshad Arora
First issueOctober 2007 (2007-10)
CompanyCondé Nast India Pvt. Ltd.
Based inMumbai


The magazine was founded in 2007.[5] The first issue of Vogue India was the October 2007 issue, which was released on 20 September 2007. The cover was shot by photographer Patrick Demarchelier, and featured Bipasha Basu, Gemma Ward and Priyanka Chopra on the regular cover, and Monikangana Dutta, Preity Zinta, and Lakshmi Menon on the gatefold cover.[6] Ward's appearance on the cover was criticized by some readers who felt that the inaugural edition's cover should have exclusively featured Indian women.[7] Alex Kuruvilla, managing director of Condé Nast India, described Vogue India as being "nosier and more colourful and more vibrant than the western models".[6]

Priya Tanna was the editor-in-chief of Vogue India from 2007 to 2021.[8] The editorial team of Vogue India, and all other Asia-Pacific editions, originally reported to Vogue Taiwan editor Leslie Sun, who in turn reported to global editorial director Anna Wintour. In 2021, Condé Nast announced a global restructuring of its operations to reduce costs. Under the new organization, the Vogue India editorial team reports directly to Anna Wintour who is also the chief content officer of Condé Nast. The restructuring led to the exit of several Vogue editors including Tanna.[9][10][11] Condé Nast appointed Megha Kapoor as Head of Editorial Content of Vogue India on 3 September 2021.[12][13]

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In the June 2019 magazine issue, Kareena Kapoor, Karan Johar, Diljit Dosanjh and Natasha Poonawala were seen together having a photoshoot for Vogue India's magazine and the magazine issue was named 'Forces of Fashion'. On the cover page, Kareena Kapoor and Karan Johar flaunting their animal print dress and a printed jacket, while Diljit Dosanjh and Natasha Poonawala are wearing purple and yellow outfits.[14]


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  2. ^ "Vogue India Launches". Forbes.com. 18 September 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Vogue Hits Indian Newsstands". Businessweek. 18 September 2007. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Condé Nast International: Country - India". Conde nast international. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  5. ^ Amrita Madhukalya (19 July 2015). "Of recipes and G-spots: On India's 'magazine era'". dna. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  6. ^ a b Stephen Brook (20 September 2007). "Vogue thinks big for Indian launch". Guardian. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  7. ^ Hawke, Jack (26 October 2007). "Gemma Ward cover stirs up readers of Vogue India". ninemsn. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Vogue to be launched in India". Business Standard India. Business Standard. 4 December 2006. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  9. ^ Fraser, Kristopher (10 May 2021). "Vogue India's editor-in-chief set to exit". FashionUnited. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Vogue India Editor-in-Chief to Exit Amid Continued Consolidation at Condé Nast". The Business of Fashion. 7 May 2021. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Priya Tanna steps down as Editor-In-Chief of Vogue India after 15 years; Vogue Taiwan's Leslie Sun continues operations in the Asia-Pacific region". Peeping Moon. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  12. ^ "Megha Kapoor Appointed Vogue India's Head of Editorial Content". The Business of Fashion. 3 September 2021. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  13. ^ "Megha Kapoor appointed head of editorial, Vogue India - Exchange4media". Indian Advertising Media & Marketing News – exchange4media. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
  14. ^ "Kareena Kapoor, Karan Johar, Diljit Dosanjh, Forces of Fashion Unite for Hottest Magazine Cover Shoot". News18. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.

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