Vanity Fair 100th Issue
“In an age when nothing seems to last—not convictions, not even cities—a centennial, like the one Vanity Fair celebrates this year, makes me marvel at the simple fact of longevity.” Annie Leibovitz wanted to set up a famous model to mark a special landmark in magazine history to celebrate a big event. Leibovitz's style of photography is posing her models herself so she gets the picture she is looking for. This picture is famous because it is marking the 100th anniversary of Vanity Fair. The 100th issue was taken in a studio setting where Annie had her model, Kate Upton, placed exactly how she wanted her to be. This exceptional photograph was a commemoration of 100 years making this periodical. Kate Upton seemed like a good model choice to Annie because she is gaining popularity and she has natural beauty. The cake in this picture represents something like a celebration or a birthday.