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Dance Resources: Costume & Fashion


Costume GT500-2370

Costume – History G530-596

Costume Design TT507

Costume Jewelry NK4890.C67

Dressmaking TT500-560

Fashion GT500-GT2370, TT500-645

Fashion Drawing TT509

Fashion – History GT530-600



Welcome to the Library's Research Guide on Costume and Fashion. Here you will find information and resources to guide you in your quest for information.
The Library of Congress call numbers for Costumes and Fashion are GT 500-GT 2370, as well as TT 500- T645.

Fashion, Textile, & Costume Librarians

Established in March of 2011, the Fashion, Textile & Costume (FTC) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)is a forum for sharing ideas pertinent to fashion, textile & costume librarianship.  Participants will capitalize on the shared experiences and knowledge of the FTC library community.  The group is primarily composed of members from academic, public, museum and corporate libraries concerned with developing professional skills in areas such as reference, library instruction, and collection development.

Be sure to check out the Fashion Styles List: The FTC SIG Fashion Styles List was created in response to a faculty request for a list of the various styles within fashion.

Books On Fashion

Primary Sources

If you want pictures of clothing from a particular time period, go to books and journals published during that time.