Architectural Digest started in America and was originally called “A Pictorial Digest of California’s Best Architecture” and it was a truly serious design magazine, focused on architecture and on the trade involved. Ever since the magazine has suffered significant changes, mostly in the last few years.
Not wanting to be left behind in this race, the charming AD adapted its image and structure to the trends of today, becoming more and more consumer friendly. Even on the cover you can notice a great change from the old to the actual one – images with bigger quality and topics are more interesting and current. Are you still there? If you are you may flip the pages and look at the advertising and photographs and realize that AD of the modern times is more like a mainstream publication.
But let’s leave aside the old days and fly to the wonderful adventure of modern times with this AD magazine.
At the present time AD has publications in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Russia, all different but all equal! All of them are built with the same love and dedication and because of this crucial union they get a global success instead of individual one.
In Russia, for example, AD first edition was in 2002 and since then the passion was spread and this precious magazine is adored by the geniuses of architecture and design from all over the globe as Gaetano Pesche, Daniel Libeskind, Karim Rashid, Dominique Perrot, Tomas Main, Ettore Sottsass, Jaque Garcia, Bernard Chumi, Maximillian Fuksas, Bill Sofild and William Alsop. AD always followed very closely the big celebrities and their opulent mansions. If you just look at the amount of issues that the magazine has dedicated to Hollywood celebrities you will be amazed. Singers, dancers, character actors, directors, producers, talk-show hosts and the most legendary of stars have opened their doors to the magazine over the decades.
Names like Marilyn Monroe, Brad Pitt, Adam Levine, Elizabeth Taylor, Donny Deutsch, Mickey Rourke, Sheryl Crow, Julian Moore, Gerard Butler, John Legend, Will Smith, Michael Jackson and Jennifer Aniston had shown to the world their private and intimal life, and this has only been possible due to the excellent work of AD team wise over these 91 years of life.