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The Vogue Italia Archive: Sample Searches

High Quality digitization of the full run of the iconic fashion magazine Italian edition

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Please note that the links below will only work if you are authenticated to Vogue Italia Archive.

Sample Searches

Below are some examples of searches you may wish to try in order to familiarize yourself with the search and browse capabilities of Vogue Italia Archive

Please note that before conducting a new search, you should click "Clear form" to remove previous search terms and limits.


1. You want to trace the changing styles and social context of trousers for women:

a. On the Advanced Search page, select the Title field in the drop down menu. 

b. Type the terms pantaloni or trousers or pant into the search field.

d. Click the Search button to retrieve results.    

e. The results that appear will be sorted by default by Relevance.  Use the Sort drop-down menu to the left of the results to sort the results by Oldest first.

f. Explore the oldest results as needed, then resort the list by Most recent first to explore the popularity of the "pantaloni" in modern times, noting how frequently (or not) it is a topic as well as how the pant suit has changed and been integrated in to fashion over time.    

g. The Publication date Facet on the left will also provide a graphic rendition of the Timeline for the subject.


2. You are studying articles and advertisements charting “Puccimania”, surrounding Pucci’s efforts to liberate the female form:

a. On the Advanced Search page, use the first drop-down menu to the right of the first search box to select "Company/Brand."

b. Use the Look up Company/Brand list to search for Pucci. 

c. Select the OR Boolean operator from the "Combine terms with" section below the A-Z list, then click the Add to search button immediately to the right.

d. Clicking the Add to search button will return you to the Advanced Search page, where you will click the Search button.  

e. In the following box add Pucci and select Tite from the drop down.

f. Change the boolean operator to OR between the 2 search boxes and click on the Search button

e. The results that appear will be sorted by default by relevancy.  Use the Sort results by drop-down menu to the right of the results to to sort the results by Publication date (oldest first) if the default is not already set as such. 


3. Luciano Soprani has been a young, new talented stylist who raised to success in the 80s and died prematurely - find all the articles showcasing his production.

a. On the Advanced Search page, use the first drop-down menu to the right of the first search box to select "Anywhere except Full Text"

b. Enter Luciano Soprani in the search box and click on the Search button.

c. In the results page, use the Document Type narrow filter to exclude the Advertisements.

d. Notice the Publication Date graph where the pick of the articles goes from 1976 to 1989, but fewer articles have been published until 2015, since the maison continued production with the same brand name and different designers after his death.


4. Steven Meisel is a world renowned fashion photographer who has constantly collaborated with Vogue and mostly Vogue Italia. Find all articles which include his photos:

a. On the Advanced Search page, use the first drop-down menu to the right of the first search box to select "Anywhere except Full Text" as the search field.

b. Enter the search phrase Steven Meisel into the first search box and click the Search button to execute the search.

c. The results sorted by Relevance will present at the top some interesting overviews of his work.

d. Resort the list by Publication date (oldest first) to see his earliest contributions; resort the list by Publication date (most recent first) to see his most recent contributions.

e. Click the title of a record of interest to be redirected the Full text - Flash image viewer to see the high resolution image as well as indexing details.