>> Only seven of the scores of titles nominated for National Magazine Awards this year are dedicated to fashion. Many deserve wins, but because some are competing against each other, not all of them are going home with trophies.
Interview, the fashion and culture monthly founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, was nominated for the first time in 19 years. It's up against GQ for a general design award, and it's competing against both GQ and Vogue for a general photography award. Interview editorial director Fabien Baron told WWD, "I've never been the type for awards but it's great for the magazine and great for our staff."
W was nominated for the feature photography in its August 2011 cover story about Tilda Swinton, and so too was Vogue for its March photo story starring Amber Valletta (at left) called "Lady Be Good." Meanwhile, Glamour was nominated for the personal service award for its June feature story titled "The Secret That's Killing Four Women a Day." Esquire was nominated for its special section "Man at His Best," and its sister magazine Marie Claire was nominated for its public interest feature "The Big Business of Breast Cancer."
The National Magazine Awards will be presented in New York City on May 3, but for now take a look at some of the work that got these fashion magazines recognized.