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!