Originally founded in the US in 1886 “The Cosmopolitan” was initially a family magazine before becoming a literary magazine. With the arrival of Chief Editor Helen Gurley Brown in 1965, the magazine was revitalised for modern, single, career driven women. Brown’s vision for the magazine was brought to the UK version of Cosmopolitan launching in March 1972. The first issue sold out of its 350,000 copies by lunchtime. This was the first branching out from the US for the magazine which is now available in 64 worldwide editions making it the largest selling young women’s magazine in the world.

Duffy contributed to four consecutive issues of Cosmopolitan in its debut year between May and August 1972. Two of which were covers featuring Nicki Howorth and Pauline Stone with Laurence Harvey. Duffy also shot a feature on location in Istanbul and had a long-running advert image for Mary Quant.

This selection of vintage Cosmopolitan magazines has been collected and scanned by The Duffy Archive to show Duffy’s work in period. Many of these magazines contain Duffy’s lost works. It is our intention to share these magazines respective of the additional authors that may be involved. Content has been removed to only show the articles containing Duffy’s works although advertisements, brands, and additional imagery belongs to their respective copyright holders.