W is a monthly American fashion magazine. Considered one of the most fashionable monthly publications, W is filled with ads for high fashion houses and rivals Vogue and Vanity Fair for sophistication and style. Many draw comparisons between its delightful, self-aware elitism and that of The New Yorker.
This enormous magazine–it is nine inches wide and thirteen inches tall–can be difficult to find, especially outside of the most major American cities. One can credit this with its narrow haute couture appeal; many W devotees were outraged when Lindsay Lohan was featured on the April 2005 cover. Even more recently, W was chosen to produce and exhibit a 60-page Steven Klein portfolio of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt entitled "Domestic Bliss". The shoot was based upon Pitt's idea of the irony of the perfect American family; set in 1963, the photographs mirror the era when 1960s disillusionment was boiling under the facade of pristine 1950s suburbia.