Shutterstock recently announced an exclusive editorial partnership with premier global media company Conde Nast to represent The Conde Nast Collection – one of the most important and historically significant archives in the world. Featuring over 30,000 iconic and influential photographs, illustrations and magazine covers dating back to 1892, the collection provides a chronicle of fashion’s most prolific moments, as well as content waiting to be discovered across Conde Nast’s distinguished portfolio of brands, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, AD, House and Garden, and Glamour.
The collection will form part of Shutterstock Editorial’s archive, The Vault (), which has over 50 million assets across photo and video, making it one of the largest photo and video archives in the world. From the first issue of Vogue published on December 17, 1892, Roaring ’20s parties hosted in Conde Nast’s apartment at 1040 Park Avenue in New York City, to portraits of Coco Chanel and Twiggy, this collection provides a glimpse into transformative fashion and design moments, as seen through the eyes of acclaimed photographers, including Edward Steichen, Horst P. Horst, Cecil Beaton, John Rawlings, Bert Stern and Arthur Elgort.
“The Conde Nast Collection is synonymous with style, elegance, glamor and ingenuity, with every visual telling a story about the evolution of fashion and culture,” said Candice Murray, VP of Editorial at Shutterstock. “We are delighted to partner with Conde Nast as caretakers of this exceptional archive, providing Shutterstock’s customers with exclusive access to one of the most premium collections in the fashion and lifestyle space.”
“The Conde Nast Archive is a virtual time capsule of the 20th century. Covering fashion, design, beauty, travel, food, and the arts, it is an unparalleled offering of some of the most important images ever created for publication,” said Ivan Shaw, Corporate Photography Director at Conde Nast. “We are elated to bring this historically significant and visually stunning collection to Shutterstock, an innovator in the creative content industry with unequivocal reach.”