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Fashion History Timeline

The Fashion History Timeline is an excellent resource for learning about how fashion, textiles, and other garments have evolved over time across the world. The timeline is a project of the Fashion Institute of Technology and began in 2015 as part of a class that created artwork analysis entries. New visitors to the site may want to begin on the About page, which provides some interesting insight into the history and mission of the timeline, which "aims to be an important contribution to public knowledge of the history of fashion and to serve as a constantly growing and evolving resource not only for students and faculty, but also for the wider world of those interested in fashion and dress history (from the Renaissance scholar to the simply curious)." Visitors can browse fashion by time period, ranging from prehistoric to modern day. The site also features essays that encompass artwork and garment analysis, for example. Readers may also want to look through a fashion history dictionary, read about designers, and peruse the timeline's blog. An extremely useful aspect of the site for those conducting research is the source database, which includes hundreds of digital surrogates of primary source material relating to fashion history.
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