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David Downton Does Cate Blanchett for Vogue Australia September '09

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published:   Updated: Aug 16 2011 • References: vogue.au and fashiongonerogue
In honor of the magazine's 50th anniversary, Vogue Australia's September 2009 issue will feature four illustrated covers of Cate Blanchett by David Downton.

This is a curious departure for the Vogue franchise, which is known for its cutting edge fashion photography. In the interest of helping spread news of what will surely be a legendary celebration, Vogue Australia's September 2009 issue featuring David Downton's illustrations of Cate Blanchett appear in the gallery above.

Implications - The appeal of an anniversary celebration lies in its proof of longevity, which is a rarity in North American society. In today's Internet age, things are considered better when they're more quick and convenient. Thus, any longstanding commitment is an achievement.