Australian Vogue is published in Australia by FPC Magazines twelve times a year under license from Conde Nast. Kirstie Clements is the current Editor in Chief and Paul Meany is the Creative Director. Many of their covers are original, although often there are reprints from other Conde Nast magazines. Printing and binding are average, but they use glossy paper and a thick cover. Fashion editorials are simultaneously airy and dismal-I don't know how that's possible, but they accomplish it quite well. Perhaps it can be attributed to the use of a lot of dark studio photography and the occasional happy outdoor work. Vogue Australia began publishing in 1957 with only three issues a year. Throughout the 1960's and 1970's, they gradually raised publication to six, eight, ten, then eleven issues. In 1980, they began monthly printing and have been maintained at that rate for almost thirty years.