Vanity Fair Magazine Archive

Vanity Fair Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the popular magazine in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format, dating from its very first issue in 1913. 

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At a Glance


Content Includes:

  • More than 670 issues
  • Coverage from 1913 to 1936 and 1983 to 2015

Research Areas:

  • Advertising
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Society
  • Popular culture
  • World news

Published by Conde Nast Publications, Vanity Fair highlights artists, illustrators and writers providing in-depth coverage and social commentary. Beginning with the Jazz Age, the archive chronicles popular culture, fashion, celebrity portraiture and politics through the years.  

The original version of Vanity Fair featured popular, avant-garde covers for its first run from September 1913 through February 1936. The magazine was relaunched 47 years later in March 1983 with a new cover look focused on celebrity portraits and political figures.

Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately locate the information they seek. Vanity Fair Magazine Archive is valuable to researchers of 20th-century current events, politics and culture, as well as those interested in the history of photography, advertising, and fashion design.

Research 20th-Century Events, Politics and Culture

Cover: Vanity Fair Magazine - November 1924
November 1924
Cover: Vanity Fair Magazine - April 1934
April 1934
Cover: Vanity Fair Magazine Archive
July 1933