In 1937, the title marie claire was created by Jean Prouvost. marie claire would become the first magazine aimed at women encouraging them to consider their own autonomy, charm and personal development.

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Today, the family of magazines carrying the name marie claire hasn't lost any of these pursuits.

Each magazine still works to show readers a different view of the world and its people. While backing up women on their path to freedom and pushing them to develop their curiosity, marie claire also accompanies women as they decipher the newest information on fashion, beauty, health and the many other facets of the daily life of women in the 21st century.

Historic Dates


1937: The creation of marie claire as a weekly publication, coming out each Wednesday. It was such an immediate success that police were asked to keep watch over newsstands and keep order among the many readers of the new magazine.

1942: Germany enters the South Zone and stops the distribution of many magazines, among which was marie claire. It wasn't until 1954 that the magazine would reappear, this time as a monthly publication.

1976: Jean Prouvost retires little by little from the business. Evelyne Prouvost, one of his daughters, creates marie claire Album, regrouping the feminine titles of the Prouvost empire. In 1977 the L'Oreal Group joins the capital, the other shareholders being Evelyne Prouvost and two of her sisters.

1982: The marie claire group works at its development internationally.

1989: Evelyne Prouvost is named "Business Women of the Year," winning the Veuve Cliquot prize.

1995: marie claire launches in Australia, immediately establishing itself as Australia's number one fashion magazine.

1998: Sarah Turnbull is named Features Writer of the Year at the Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) Magazine of the Year Awards.

2000/01: marie claire wins the Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) Magazine of the Year Award for General Excellence in Lifestyle.

2001: marie claire wins the Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) Magazine of the Year Award for Magazine of the Year.

2001: marie claire wins the Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) Magazine of the Year Award for Editorial Initiative of the Year: Punished for Being Pregnant.

2001: marie claire wins the Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) Magazine of the Year Award for Best use of Photography for its Mother's Little Helper feature.

2002: marie claire wins the Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) Magazine of the Year Award for Editorial Initiative of the Year: What Women Want.

2004: marie claire wins the Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) Magazine of the Year Award for Consumer Marketing Campaign of the Year in its 100th Issue.

2004: marie claire wins the Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) Magazine of the Year Award for Editorial Initiative of the Year: Child Abuse: Stopping it starts with us.

2005: marie claire wins the Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) Magazine of the Year Award for Consumer Marketing Campaign of the Year: Red Dress Campaign.

2005: Jackie Frank is named Editor of the Year at the Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) Magazine of the Year Awards.

2006: marie claire wins the Magazine Publishers of Australia (MPA) Magazine of the Year Award for General Excellence in Lifestyle.

2009: marie claire wins Best Women's Fashion Magazine at the inaugural Australian Magazine Awards (AMA).

2010: marie claire wins a Maggie Award for the best magazine cover with Jennifer Hawkins in the February issue. During this year marie claire also celebrated its 15th birthday in Australia. marie claire Australia launches marie claire Beauty, its first stand-alone beauty magazine.

MARIE CLAIRE: AN INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS STORY
Today there are a total of 34 award-winning marie claire editions in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, South Africa and the Middle East, making marie claire one of the most widely recognized women's fashion magazines in the world.

marie claire also publishes many successful sister magazines around the world: marie claire 2 (Accessories), marie claire Maison, marie claire Beauty, marie claire Enfants, marie claire Bis (Shopping), marie claire Travel and marie claire Fashion Shows.

THE MARIE CLAIRE GROUP IN FRANCE
In addition to marie claire and its sister magazines, the marie claire Group also publishes:
Marie France, Avantages, Famili, Cosmopolitan, Mariages, Votre Beauté, marie claire Idées, 100 Idées Jardin, Cuisine et Vins de France and La Revue du Vin de France.