Hi, everyone! I hope you had a restful holiday!
As we have mentioned before, we are the fortunate recipients of a regular gift from the publisher Publicitas. This is the company that distributes the foreign editions of Elle throughout the world. There are 40 ELLE titles worldwide, and we subscribe to eight of these: Elle China, Elle France, Elle Italia, Elle Korea, pictured above, Elle Spain, Elle Russia, Elle Ukraine, Elle UK, and Elle US.
In addition, thanks to the generosity of Publicitas, we get an additional eight more foreign titles regularly enough that we have added them to our “International Women’s Wear” browsing collection in the Open Stacks. These titles are Elle Denmark, Elle Hong Kong, Elle Mexico, Elle Netherlands, Elle Portugal, Elle Singapore, Elle Sweden, and Elle Turkey.
No one in our department reads Korean, but a flip through the magazine shows that most of the ads and nearly all of the editorial use Asian models. What’s interesting is that there seems to be some coverage of menswear in this title, as you can see by the image above.
Like it’s American counterpart, Elle Korea appears to continue the tradition of interviewing current artists about their work, as seen here.
Come up (to the 6th floor) and take a look!