On Thursday, Vogue’s new archive site with every single page from every single issue dating back to 1892– when the magazine started– went live. You are able to search the site by designer, photographer, decade, or brand. You also can sort the results between articles, images, covers, and ads. Sounds amazing, right?
There’s just one catch. To gain access to Vogue’s new great tool for researching moments in fashion history, you must pay $1,575 for a subscription. The subscription is granted through WGSN, a trend forecasting company that Vogue partnered with to build the site. If you subscribe to Vogue, however, starting in 2012 you will get ‘select’ access to the site. How much of a discount though, has yet to be revealed.
Hm. Do you think this is a fair price? Or just another way that Vogue has become unattainable? Before you answer, watch the website’s promotional video below:
– Channing Hargrove