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Anyone that has been lucky enough to go to Vogue House will know about their library but don't be fooled, this isn't like any other library. The whole floor plan of the building is full of just every issue of every magazine that matters and their team of fashion librarians can you tell you who appeared in the main fashion story in the 1982 December issue of Vogue, for example, from the top of their heads. You can see the value here, no? So with that in mind it's always perplexed me that such a service has not been made available to the fashion industry at large but finally it has - at least for American Vogue.
Today the magazine confirmed that Vogue Archive is complete and ready to go. Created out of a partnership with WGSN, the new initiative will enable you to access every page from every issue of American Vogue from 1892 including ad campaigns and print and share your favourite pages. The only problem? To have American Vogue at the end of your fingertips expect to pay a whopping $1,575 a year for it but luckily for students, the service will be made available in fashion school libraries.
Will you pay up for this?