Vogue, the international fashion bible, has in its pages charted the careers of designers through the decades, holding up a mirror to the cultural and social revolutions of the twentieth century, and has catalogued and instigated the accompanying changes in fashion, beauty and style. American Vogue opened in 1898. British Vogue launched in 1916 and quickly developed its own identity, working with groundbreaking designers, writers, photographers and illustrators.
The Vogue Archive is the very definition of modern portraiture and fashion illustration. Its stunning collection of covers, both photographic and illustrated, serves as a stylish barometer of both the social and cultural changes that shaped the twentieth century, and the list of photographers and illustrators offers a stellar cast. Daring, discerning, iconoclastic, these are the people who defined their art; Baron de Meyer, Horst, Beaton, Penn, Snowdon, Parkinson, Bailey, Coffin, Newton, Weber, Knight, Testino and many more.