A look back through 20 won­der­ful years and thou­sands of pages of Red

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DE­CEM­BER 1998 Red hearts Yas­min

She’s graced the Red cover more of­ten than any other woman, but Yas­min Le Bon first ap­peared on our Christ­mas is­sue in 1998, sport­ing a healthy slick of white eye­liner.

FE­BRU­ARY 2003 Turn­ing five

To cel­e­brate our fifth birth­day, we flew su­per­mod­els Cindy Craw­ford, Yas­min Le Bon and Gail El­liott to Par­rot Cay for a dream­like beach shoot – one of con­tribut­ing edi­tor Ni­cola Rose’s favourite Red mem­o­ries. We even brought their chil­dren along for the ride!

APRIL 2003 Fash­ion goes to Dis­ney­land

The kalei­do­scopic Dis­ney­land Ep­cot proved a daz­zling back­drop for the high-volt­age looks in the S/S 2003 col­lec­tions. Never let it be said that Mickey Mouse and high fash­ion don’t mix.

SEPTEM­BER 2006 Let’s go out­side

Who says you can’t take the in­doors out? Not us! To show­case the best in bath­rooms, we set bath­tubs among green­ery and hung lamp­shades from branches. Bonkers? Yes. Bril­liant? Also yes.

MAY 2003 The new sin­gle­dom

Red is known as the smart woman’s go-to for thought­ful, in­tel­li­gent fea­tures on top­ics rang­ing from coitus to ca­reers. As early as 2003, we en­cour­aged read­ers to ditch Brid­get Jones-style long­ing for a man and em­brace go­ing it alone.


The ul­ti­mate gift guide The Christ­mas gift guide is a Red stal­wart and boy, do we go to town. In this shoot, presents spilled from a vin­tage VW Bee­tle, teetered on the back of a bike and reached the ceil­ing of a stately home (well, al­most).

JULY 2013 So Sofia

Trail­blaz­ing di­rec­tor Sofia Cop­pola posed for this heav­enly sum­mer sub­scribers’ cover, a mo­ment life­style edi­tor Pip Mccormac de­scribes as, ‘The essence of Red dis­tilled into one in­cred­i­ble im­age.’

DE­CEM­BER 2008 Be our guest

Our first ever guest edi­tor was none other than Nigella Law­son, who said of the stresses of the fes­tive sea­son, ‘We’re not su­per­hu­man. Be as for­giv­ing to your­self as you would be to a friend.’ Wise words, Nigella.

MARCH 2012 Speak Up, Save A Life

has been a force for in­cred­i­ble good in its life­time. In 2012, we launched our Speak Up, Save A Life cam­paign, rais­ing aware­ness of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence in part­ner­ship with Refuge.

OC­TO­BER 2011

Big band Where to shoot the A/W 2011 trend for 1940s glam­our and mas­cu­line tai­lor­ing? On a Brooklyn rooftop, com­plete with a six-piece band of mod­els, of course.

DE­CEM­BER 2014 Christ­mas with the Oliv­ers

Peren­nial favourites Jamie and Jools paired up for this Christ­mas cover. We loved it and so did they – Jamie re­quested a copy of the im­age to frame and hang in his home.

NOVEM­BER 2013 David dodges the ques­tion

hit the head­lines when jour­nal­ist Jane John­son in­ter­viewed then-pm David Cameron on the train. His in­de­ci­sive an­swer when asked if he was a fem­i­nist sent shock­waves through Bri­tain.


Food for thought

In 2016, Red ’s Pip Mccormac launched a search to find the hottest new star of African cook­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Harper­collins. En­ter Lopè Ariyo, who wowed with her recipes that in­cluded jollof cauliflower rice and suya lamb curry. She went on to pub­lish her cook­book, Hi­bis­cus.

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