As the magazine gears up for its 120th anniversary, Vogue's editor-in-chief will make an appearance on the CBS's Sunday Morning to discuss her favorite covers and the glossy's comprehensive new digital archive.
The new Vogue archive is a staggering achievement in terms of bringing fashion online: The project -- created in collaboration with trend forecasting and research service WGSN -- includes every page of every Vogue issue since 1892, all completely searchable. Those with access to the archive can search the site for anything from "Chanel" to "yellow" and find every story, image, and cover that might be relevant -- a truly remarkable feat. But here's the catch: To gain access, one has to subscribe through WGSN, and a subscription to the Vogue Archive costs a reported $1,575 -- no small figure for amateur fans of the magazine (meaning: the masses). Vogue subscribers will apparently gain free access to a some of the content, though it's not yet clear how much.
Nevertheless, Wintour will apparently be touting the achievement to viewers on CBS's Sunday Morning this weekend, in addition to discussing her path to success at the magazine and her top Vogue covers. According to WWD, the editor-in-chief will specifically touch on her first-ever cover at the magazine -- November 1988 -- which was actually an outtake from a totally separate shoot:
“To me, it just said, ‘This is something new. This is something different.’ And I remember the printers called us up because they thought we’d made a mistake. Just wanting to check that that actually was the cover,” recalled Wintour.
The editor-in-chief will be joined by the ever-dashing Hamish Bowles for the Sunday appearance. For information, head over the the CBS Sunday Morning show page.