VI has been on a slow but steady descent. Back in 2007 they were on top of their game, especially with the iconic rehab issue. It seems in 2008, the fashion was overshadowed by the artsy, daring photographs. The only issues I bought were the black models issue and the eerie funeral issue with Linda. Now, they are only confirming my beliefs that VP is a MUCH better magazine. They don't follow trends there, they set them.