Internationally-recognized authority on women's fashion, Vogue, has recently launched an online archive of their entire American magazine catalog. That's right, every single page of every single issues since 1892. The amazing feat doesn't come at a cheap price either, as a yearly subscription to the massive library costs a little over $1500 USD. Experts like Chris Sanderson of The Future Laboratory consulting agency argue that the price is well-worth the creative value:
The archive is clearly being marketed to creative professionals. The searchability gives it real value, because you have the ability to drill down into content and locate exactly what you need. So for example, if a client says ‘I want a mid-70s Bob Richardson feel’, this archive will give you instant access to the images, to understanding the scope of his work, the locations he used, the models.