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Flashback: US Vogue October 2000 with Charlize Theron by Herb Ritts

As some of my fellow tFS forum members know, I like to pick up back issues of magazines when the price is right. I happened to stumble across a set last week which was priced just under £1 each, so naturally I couldn't resist. Amongst the five issues I bought was the October 2000 issue of US Vogue. The cover features actress Charlize Theron, photographed by legendary photographer Herb Ritts and wearing a black beaded Giorgio Armani tulle dress, before a vast ocean background. Tonne Goodman styled Theron for the cover.

Flashback, US Vogue October 2000 Charlize Theron


This 482-page issue seems like such an oldy when you're leafing through. There are several fashion stories inside, so plenty of content to feast your eyes on. Steven Meisel photographs a vintage-inspired story, Arthur Elgot shoots Stephanie Seymour for a Giorgio Armani feature and a fresh-faced Gisele Bundchen is photographed by Michael Thompson.

The standout story is clearly Meisel's. Trish Goff is styled by Grace Coddington for the editorial which consists of more than a dozen images to portray the retro inspiration of the times. To accompany the images is an article compiled by Sally Singer, who documents her journey thrifting items of clothing around New York.

Check out 'A Fine Vintage' by Steven Meisel here. Stay tuned for next week's flashback — and be sure to check out previous posts from our flashback series.