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Fashion -- History

19th century (4)
20th century (7)
Exhibitions (3)
Medieval (1)
United States (1)

View Resource Fashion Plate Collection

There are fashion plates, and then there are the exquisite fashion plates that constitute the University of Washington Libraries digitized collection. The plates were first collected by long-time home economics professor Blanche Payne, who taught at the University from 1927 to 1966. The plates come from leading French, American, and British fashion journals of the 19th and early 20th century and...
View Resource Screen Search Fashion

The Royal College of Art and a regional screen archive, Screen Archive South East, both in England, have collaborated to create a website of 1920s and 1930s fashion as depicted in film. The website divides the films by "Work", "Sport", "Leisure", and "Travel", as well as by decade. Each decade is further divided by "Womenswear", "Menswear", "Childrenswear", and "Formal Wear". There is also a...
View Resource Costume History Collection

Four books make up the rather elegant digital Costume History Collection at the Western Michigan University Library, and to pore through their pages is to experience the world of 18th and 19th century fashion. The books include designs from a Parisian women's magazine, color drawings of clothing of people of Persia, and a series of pattern diagrams. The Persian items are taken from the rather...
View Resource Los Angeles Public Library: Fashion Plates

Fashionable sorts will appreciate this collection of historical fashion plates offered up by the Los Angeles Public Library. The collection includes over 6,200 hand-colored, finely detailed fashion illustrations produced between 1780 and 1880 for British and American fashion magazines. Visitors to the site can browse through the fashions of the time, and the entire collection is a rather...
View Resource Texas Fashion Collection

The University of North Texas (UNT) Fashion Collection is "dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion." It's a terrific resource for students, researchers, and the general public. The collection got its start when Stanley and Edward Marcus worked to ensure that these items came to UNT in 1972 to support the growing fashion design program. Currently, there...

View Resource Google Arts & Culture: We Wear Culture

Fans of fashion and fashion history will want to check out this new feature from Google Arts & Culture on the history of clothing, shoes, accessories, and other wearables from around the world. Created in collaboration with 180 cultural institutions from 40 countries, We Wear Culture features short documentaries, high resolution images, 360-degree videos, and more. In total, there are no fewer...

View Resource Fashion Institute of Technology: The Museum at FIT

New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is known for its internationally recognized programs in fashion, art, design, and related fields. This academic institution is also home to the Museum at FIT, which specializes in history-making "directional" fashion and boasts more than 50,000 pieces in its permanent collection. While a number of pieces in their collection date back to the...