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Resources that cover more than one century
Dress in Detail from Around the World by
Call Number: Art Library GT2050 .D74 2002
Publication Date: 2002
This illustrated work celebrates the Victoria and Albert Museum's magnificent collection of dress from around the world with many close-up photographs.
Encyclopédie illustrée du costume et de la mode by
Call Number: Art Library GT513. K814 1980
Publication Date: 1980
600 pages filled with detailed drawings, photographs and prints of primarily Western European dress.
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion by
Call Number: Main Library Oversize GT507 .E53 2005, vol. 1-3; Also online
An authoritative introduction to fashion, the industry, and the issues that have defined the field. Some 640 articles describe the colorful facets of couture and textiles, from fabrics of chintz, corduroy, and feathers to such garb as aprons, bikinis, and prison dress. There are color plates and nearly 600 black-and-white illustrations.
Includes historical clothing and accessories, contemporary designs, catwalk photographs, drawings, sketches, plates, catalogues and videos – from more than 30 European public and private institutions. Descriptions are in the language of the owning institution. Enter a keyword and then limit by geography, date (YEAR:[1500 TO 1550]), object type, etc.
Gallery of Costume, Manchester Art Gallery
One of England's largest costume collections with over 21,000 items covering all aspects of the history of dress from 1600 to the present. The collection is particularly strong in18th century fashion and 19th century women's and children’s dress. Search for "Collection Group = Costume."
World Clothing and Fashion by
Call Number: Terrell Main Library Reference, GT507 .S6 2013, v. 1&2
From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewelry) for men, women, and children worldwide. Includes fashion and design trends across time and the world, the evolution of materials and production methods, as well as clothing for different climates, occupations, and uses are examined in depth. Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are also addressed
The Medieval Housebook by
Call Number: Art Library, NE468.A5 M57 1997, v. 1&2
A limited facsimile edition of the 15th century Castle Wolfegg medieval manuscript. Illustrated with scenes from everyday life.
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Clothing and dress
Fashion accessories - use Dress accessories
Jewelry under ethnic groups
Clothing under names of individual persons and under classes of persons and ethnic groups
Also of use
Dress: The journal of the Costume Society of America
Art Library, GT605.D74. 1981, 1983-1991