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Grazia (magazine) January 2009 cover.jpg
Editor Chantelle Horton
Categories Women's magazine
Frequency Weekly
First issue 1 October 1938; 76 years ago (1938-10-01)
Company Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
Country Italy
Language Italian
Website Grazia

Grazia (Italian for Grace) is an Italian weekly women's magazine with international editions printed in Albania, Bahrain, Bulgaria,[1] China, Croatia, France, Germany.[2] Greece, Indonesia, India, Japan, Macedonia,[3] Mexico, the Netherlands,[4] Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and United Kingdom.

History and profile[edit]

The Italian edition of Grazia was first published Mondadori in November 1938.[5][6] The magazine was modelled on the American magazine Harper's Bazaar.[7] The start of Grazia was a return in Italy to traditionalist values such as cooking and child-rearing.[8] During the fascist rule in the country the magazine followed the Fascist policies and propaganda.[8] Following World War II the magazine was renewed, but its conservative stance remained.[8]

From its start in 1938 to September 1943 Bruno Munari served as the art director for the magazine and for another Mondadori title, Tempo.[9]

In Italy, it is owned by the Mondadori[5][10] which later became one of Silvio Berlusconi's companies,[11]

International editions[edit]

Grazia has international editions in several countries.[12] Its first international edition was first published in Bulgaria in March 2004.[13] The British edition of the magazine was started in February 2005[12] and is owned in the UK under licence by Bauer Consumer Media.[citation needed] The Greek version was launched in April 2005.[12] In November of the same year its edition in the United Arab Emirates was started.[12]

The magazine had an edition in Croatia from February 2006 and in Serbia from June 2006.[12] The Russian edition began to be published in March 2007.[12] Dutch edition was started in the Netherlands in August 2007.[12] Grazia India was launched in May 2008.[12] Its Australian edition began publication in July 2008.[12] In February 2009 the Chinese version of Grazia was started, being its twelfth international edition.[14] The French version of the magazine was first published in August 2009.[15]

The inaugural issue of Grazia Korea was launched on 20 February 2013. It features a photospread of actors Lee Byung-hun, Bae Soo-bin and Kim Do-hyun for the play based on the 2012 film Masquerade.[16] The Australian edition was discontinued in February 2013.[17]


Grazia had a circulation of 374,213 copies in 1984.[18] The Italian version of the magazine had a circulation of 240,000 copies from January to August 2003.[19] The 2007 circulation of the Italian edition was 218,083 copies.[20][21] In Italy, the circulation of the magazine rose to 382,000 copies in the first half of 2011.[22] The circulation in the UK for the second half of 2013 was 160,019 copies.[23]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Media landscapes. Bulgaria". European Journalism Center. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Grazia Germany". Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Paula Brito (10 November 2005). "Revista 'Grazia' chega a Portugal em Janeiro". Diário de Notícias. Retrieved 21 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "Partners". Fashion Week. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b David Forgacs; Stephen Gundle (2007). Mass Culture and Italian Society from Fascism to the Cold War. Indiana University Press. p. 7. ISBN 0-253-21948-5. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. - Company Profile". Reference for Business. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Adam Arvidsson (2003). Marketing Modernity: Italian Advertising from Fascism to Postmodernity. New York: Routledge. p. 23. Retrieved 25 April 2015.  – via Questia (subscription required)
  8. ^ a b c Penelope Morris (2007). "A window on the private sphere: Advice columns, marriage, and the evolving family in 1950s Italy" (PDF). The Italianist 27. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Bruno Munari: art director, 1943-1944". Domus. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Time Inc in Joint Venture to Publish talian Fortune". Associated Press. 7 November 1988. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  11. ^ Eric Lyman (5 March 2014). "Italian publisher unveils magazine dedicated to Pope Francis". National Catholic Reporter (Rome). Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i "10 Pure Italian Fashion Magazines You can’t Miss". Studying It. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Bulgaria". Grazia International. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  14. ^ Chen Duo Icy; Chen Jiaxi Viola; Liu Wenman Nicole; Wu Ge Mavis (May 2013). ""Grazia China" Study Report" (PDF). Hong Kong Baptist University. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "France". Mondadori. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  16. ^ So Hyoun An (23 February 2013). "The Three Gwanghaes Lee Byung Hun, Bae Soo Bin and Kim Do Hyun Pose for Grazia". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  17. ^ Grazia gone as magazines slump, The Australian
  18. ^ Maria Teresa Crisci. "Relationships between numbers of readers per copy and the characteristics of magazines" (PDF). The Print and Digital Research Forum. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "News magazines" (PDF). Lombard Media. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  20. ^ Anne Austin et. al. (2008). "Western Europe Market and Media Fact" (PDF). Zenith Optimedia. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "Dati ADS (tirature e vendite)". Fotografi (in Italian). Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Top 10 Italian Fashion Magazines". Cision. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  23. ^ "ABC Certificates and Reports: Grazia". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 7 March 2014. July to December 2013, combined print and digital editions. 

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