The First Fashion Magazine, A.B. Duhamel, after Defraine, 1789
The Cabinet des Modes ou les Modes Nouvelles first appeared on 15 November 1785. As the first real fashion magazine, it was published on a regular basis and wholly dedicated to news from the world of fashion. It was available by subscription only and distributed both in France and abroad. Each eight-page edition contained three hand-coloured engravings. After a year in print, the magazine changed its name to Magasin des Modes Nouvelles Françaises et Anglaises. Instead of three loose sheets, it now included a single fold-out plate depicting clothes and accessories. Publication of the Magasin ceased abruptly in 1789; after this, it was most likely succeeded by the Journal de la Mode et du Goût.