Today Vogue confirmed the rumor we reported on back in July: Yes, the Vogue Archive is actually happening. And it’s already up and running. Hallelujah!
According to the press release, the archive is powered by trend forecasting company WGSN, and includes every page from every single issue of American Vogue from 1892 all the way to the present–even the advertisements. Wow.
The archive’s search function also sounds truly amazing–it lets you browse by decade, designer, photographer, or personality; select a specific issue; sort by articles, images, covers or advertisements, and even lets you search by color, materials or clothing. Users will be able to print and share their favorite articles so it’s like having every issue of Vogue that ever was literally at your finger tips. Our mouths are already watering at all the amazing images just waiting to be discovered!
But before you go ahead and clear your schedule, browsing these glorious archives doesn’t come cheap. You’ll have to pony up $1,575 a year to become a member to get even a glimpse of the archived issues. However if you’re a college student then you’re very lucky because the whole archive can be accessed through ProQuest, the leading provider of digital-research resources, available in most college libraries.
We can still pass for college-age, right?