Archive Access for Vogue Magazine Subscribers

‘allo ‘allo,

Our library has currently no subscription to the paper edition of Vogue US. One of the incentives to subscribe would be to have (limited) access to the Vogue Archive.
i assume that this (limited) access also works for institutional subscribers.

If that is so, my question to you would be: how do you organize this access, since you cannot give away the user-id/login?

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Wall Street Journal: “Get Me Wardrobe”

JURGENSEN, JOHN. “Vintage Clothing Takes Hollywood: Get Me Wardrobe – WSJ.com.” Business News & Financial News – The Wall Street Journal – Wsj.com. N.p., 3 May 2012.  Web. 23 May 2012. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304050304577377933333653226

“An explosion of period pieces on television has sent wardrobe supervisors racing to unearth fedoras, hoop skirts and spats. How dressing the stars has gotten so complicated—and expensive.”

Vintage Clothing Takes Hollywood

Early Thierry Mugler press clippings and reviews

Hello all,

I have a research fellow at the college where I work who is looking for Thierry Mugler Menswear press clippings and catwalk reviews, from his early period (1979-1994) (in French or German is also ok apparently). She has looked through various books in our library and done some basic searches through a selection of print periodicals but I think she’s hoping there’s an easier way to do this- through online searching.

I suggested using Nexis as they have a good amount within this subject area, but she wants images too and all Nexis can offer is text. Normally I would suggest using Firstview for collection images but as they only have from the mid 90s onwards it’s not helpful in this case. I also suggested Design and Applied Arts Index but it had a suprising lack of results (I’m not sure if this is down to their indexing methods or a genuine lack of material in this area).

I’ve given her suggestions of some online periodicals that we have access to, but I think the best info for her will probably be in the print journals that we don’t have online. With this in mind does anyone have any suggestions for titles that might be more useful for this area? I’m suggesting Fashion Weekly, DR: The fashion business, Vogue Hommes International off the top of my head but I’m sure there are more! I have a feeling it will come down to her having to manually go through each volume of various journals on our shelves but it would be great if I could give her a little more direction.

Many thanks for any suggestions!

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Justine Limpus Parish

Justine Limpus Parish

I just noticed that the image at the top of the Blog is by Justine Limpus Parish! We had an exhibition here at my gallery in 2005 called Opulent Splendor which she organized. Her work is the 5th and 6th image in this slide show.

Justine Limpus Parish

I just noticed that the image at the top of the Blog is by Justine Limpus Parish! We had an exhibition here at my gallery in 2005 called Opulent Splendor which she organized. Her work is the 5th and 6th image in this slide show.

Western Costume Company Research Library

I just found out about the Western Costume Company Research Library.  (Now I just have to find a way to visit!)

“When it was established back in 1915, Western Costume Company’s Research Library was the first in the industry, and today remains the largest costume research library of its kind.  The first Director of Western’s Research Library was Ned (“The Man Who Knows Everything”) Lambert.  Ned Lambert dedicated himself to stocking the library with rare books and rare pictures from all over the world.  Throughout the years, Western has continued to acquire historical and contemporary publications.  Of special value to researchers is the exceptional collection of periodicals. One can find issues of “The Illustrated London News” from its first printing in 1843 to the present day. There are bound issues of “Vogue” magazine from before 1919 and over 54 years of “Peterson’s” and “Godey’s” ladies’ books, complete with hand-colored plates. The library subscribes to over 40 apparel focused magazines and newspapers, and has 130 large file drawers of historical apparel clippings.  Today the Research Library at Western Costume consists of over 15,000 volumes, many of which are well over 100 years old and serve as a priceless resource for authenticity and accuracy. Western’s collection is often the first stop for Hollywood’s top Costume Designers and Art Directors, and has even served as inspiration to Fashion Designers.”

Does anyone have any contacts here?  I’m interested in collaborating with them in some way for ARLIS/NA 2012.

Sandra Ley (FTC SIG Moderator)

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