Conde Montrose Nast, a New York City publisher, purchased Vogue magazine in 1909. He had purchased the magazine earlier and believed that it had great possibilities. Nast continued to publish Vogue under the Vogue name until he incorporated the Conde Nast name in 1923.
Nast had a flair for creating interesting stories for women and the magazine soon became the number one source regarding fashion. Nast began expanding his magazine empire, creating House and Garden and Vanity Fair. The first full-color photograph on the cover of Vogue, rather than drawings, was published in 1932. It was innovative, at the time, but required Nast to build his own printing shop.
Today, Conde Nast is a media giant, with more than 84 million print customers, 384 million on social media, and 366 million in digital media. Magazines published by the company include Allure, Wired, Architectural Digest, Vogue, Ars Technica, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Backchannel, Teen Vogue, Bon Appetit, Self, Conde Nast Traveller, Pitchfork, GQ, Glamour, and Epicurious.
Conde Nast has discontinued many magazines due to lack of readership over the years including Modern Bride, Men’s Vogue, Golf for Women, Golf Digest, Mademoiselle, Vogue Living, and Jane.
Headquarters for Conde Nast remain in New York City, New York.