What’s in the Fashion Photography Archive


With more than 750,000* high-quality runway, backstage, and street style images, the Fashion Photography Archive advances knowledge of recent fashion history and gives inspiration for fashion design students. 

*400,000 images are currently available. Further collections will be added in updates of 100,000 images from Autumn 2017 until 750,000 images are live.

Editor-in-Chief Valerie Steele says the collection provides an “incredible way to... remind yourself of all the amazing fashions and visual fashion moments there were … how incredibly rich the whole history of contemporary fashion is.”



Accompanying the wealth of images in the Archive are more than 200 articles specially commissioned for the site.


Animal print in Emanuel Ungaro F/W 1995


Editor-in-Chief Valerie Steele interviews Niall McInerney, the photographer of the Fashion Photography Archive, in a series of short videos which cover a range of different topics.

Niall McInerny's career in fashion photography crossed four decades. The giant selection of images in the Fashion Photography Archive reflects the variety of shows, designers, supermodels, and celebrities that he captured during this time. Here, Valerie Steele interviews him about what it was like to photograph catwalk shows, back stage, and street style – and asks him for his insight into the shows of some of the world’s best known designers.