About Fashion Photography Archive


The Fashion Photography Archive is a fully searchable and meticulously indexed resource, containing over 750,000 high-quality runway, backstage, and street style images that have never before been published online. These include:

  • International runway shows from the 1970s until 2000, including key designers such as McQueen, Gaultier, Westwood, Chalayan, Galliano and more
  • Rare backstage and front row shots from fashion shows of the past forty years
  • Street-style images from fashion cities around the world

Around 300,000 images will be available by the end of the first year of launch, with further collections – of 50,000 images – being released in phases 3 times a year thereafter.

Chief Curator and Editor-in-Chief: Valerie Steele

The launch collection is curated and has articles commissioned by Valerie Steele, an internationally renowned scholar and Director of the Museum at FIT in New York.

For more information or a trial inquiry, please contact us at the email addresses below:


North America: OnlineSalesUS@bloomsbury.com

Australia/New Zealand: OnlineSalesANZ@bloomsbury.com

UK/Rest of world: OnlineSalesUK@bloomsbury.com

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