Seventeen editors of Vogue magazine's world editions have posed together to raise money for Japan after the earthquake and tsunami. Rebecca Gonsalves introduces them.
1 Yolanda Sacristán, Spain, first published in 1988. In 2006, the 10,006-page March Vogue España represented its largest-ever issue, weighing in at 2.7kg.
2 Kirstie Clements, Australia, first published in 1959. She has worked at the title for over two decades.
3 Anaita Shroff Adajania, India, first published in 2007. A consummate multi-tasker, acting editor and fashion director, she has also appeared in two films.
4 Christiane Arp, Germany, first published in 1979. Since taking the helm in 2003, she has sought to promote home-grown talent.
5 Angelica Cheung, China, first published in 2005. Previously editor of Elle China and Marie Claire Hong Kong, her approach is to present clothes in the context of international history as well as trends.
6 Franca Sozzani, Italy, first published in 1964. During her 23-year tenure she has pushed editorial boundaries: this year alone Vogue Italia has created a buzz in the media with its plus-size issue – but has also come under fire for an online feature that referred to "slave earrings".
7 Mitsuko Watanabe, Japan, first published in 1999. She joined in 2001 and was promoted to editor in 2008.
8 Anna Wintour, United States, first published 17 December 1892. British-born Wintour became editor in 1988 and is now probably the world's highest-profile fashion editor.
9 Alexandra Shulman, Britain, first published 1916. Shulman has been editor since 1992, earning an OBE for her services to the magazine industry.
10 Emmanuelle Alt, France, first published 1922. Taking the helm at the beginning of this year was the fruition of a long career as a stylist which started at the age of 17.
11 Victoria Davydova, Russia, first published 1998. An economics graduate, her degree thesis was on the economics of the beauty industry.
12 Anna Harvey, representing Brazil (first published in 1975) and Greece (2000). She has overseen the launch of Vogue in Russia, Portugal, Greece and India.
13 Seda Domanic, Turkey, first published 2010. The former CNBC journalist presided over the first launch of a Vogue title in a Muslim country.
14 Myung Hee Lee, Korea, first published 1996. She launched Korea's inaugural Fashion Night Out event last year.
15 Rosalie Huang, Taiwan, first published 1996. Editor-at-large, also creative director of Vogue China.
16 Eva Hughes, Mexico and Latin America, first published 1999. With a far-reaching circulation that includes emerging fashion scenes in Argentina, Colombia and Peru, she says she often feels overwhelmed by the level of local talent.
17 Paula Mateus, Portugal, first published 2002. She has been editor-in-chief since the magazine's launch.