Fashion and Costume

by David Michalski – March 13, 2020

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In this Guide:

Check out these guides from prominent Fashion Libraries
The links on these pages may be geared to the institution’s own patrons, but they may still be useful when seeking to better understand the literature and its organization

FIT: Fashion Institure of Technology Library Research Guides
66 Guides Related to Fashion Research
http://fitnyc.libguides.com/

UCLA’s Fashion and Costume Guide
From the Arts Library at UCLA
http://guides.library.ucla.edu/costume

Kent State Library Fashion Guide
Has a good list of museums and theatrical costume links
https://libguides.library.kent.edu/clothinghistory

Rhode Island School of Design Textile Guide
From the Fleet Library
http://risd.libguides.com/c.php?g=207020&p=1365771

Search the UC Davis Library Catalog for Books on Fashion, Costume and Textiles with these suggested subject headings; they are Library of Congress subject headings and will work in the  UC Davis Catalog, Melvyl, Worldcat and other library catalogs for subjects related to clothing, fashion, textiles, etc.:

  • Art — Handbooks, manuals etc.
  • Beauty Personal
  • Beauty personal — blacks
  • Beauty personal — psychological aspects
  • Body image
  • Body image — adolescence
  • Body image — cross cultural studies
  • Body image disturbance
  • Body image in men
  • Body image in women
  • Clothing — cold weather
  • Clothing and dress
  • Clothing and dress — religious aspects
  • Clothing and dress — social aspects
  • Clothing care labels
  • Clothing factories
  • Clothing trade
  • Clothing workers
  • Collective bargaining — clothing industry
  • Consumption (economics)
  • Consumption (economics) — History
  • Consumption (economics) — social aspects
  • Consumption (economics) — United States
  • Costume
  • Costume — Asia
  • Costume — bibliography
  • Costume — religious aspects
  • Costume — moral and ethical aspects
  • Costume — pictorial works
  • Costume — political aspects
  • Costume — psychological aspects
  • Costume — sex differences
  • Costume — social aspects
  • Costume — symbolic aspects
  • Costume — United States
  • Costume and civilization
  • Costume Design
  • Costume designers
  • Costume design — history
  • Costume design — pictorial works
  • Costume history — 19th century
  • Costume history — 20th century
  • Costume history — medieval 500-1500
  • Costume in art
  • Costume in literature
  • Costume jewelry
  • Costumes
  • Culture — economic aspects
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Design–social aspects
  • Dress accessories
  • Dressmaking
  • Dressmaking — Patterns
  • Ethnic costume
  • Export marketing
  • Fashion and art
  • Fashion designers
  • Garment cutting
  • Hair — Social Aspects
  • Hairdressing
  • Hairdressing of African Americans
  • Hairdressing of Blacks
  • Hairstyles
  • Hat Trade
  • Hats
  • Headgear
  • Home economics
  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry, ancient
  • Knitting
  • Men’s clothing
  • Millinery
  • Millinery workers
  • Pattern books
  • Pleats (sewing)
  • Sewing
  • Sewing
  • Shawls
  • Shoes
  • Sweatshops
  • Tailoring (women’s)
  • Tailoring — Pattern design
  • Tailors
  • Textile fabrics
  • Textile industry
  • Textile printing
  • Textiles
  • Underwear
  • Uniforms
  • Wearable art
  • Wigs
  • Women clothing workers
  • Women consumers
  • Women designers
  • Women fashion designers
  • Women’s clothing industry