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Costume Resources for Studying Fashion History

There is a great deal of information on this site!  There is also references to galleries, museums and books.

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Costume Sources of Information

Suggestions for finding costume evidence from artefacts, costume plates, fashion plates, fashion dolls and paintings.

Written evidence of advertisements, diaries, autobiographies.

Local and national starting points.

Fashion Eras  1800-2000

This is a brief overview of terms that identify fashion eras mentioned in this site.

 Including Late Georgian, Fin de Siècle, Art Nouveau, Flappers, Art Deco, Roaring Twenties, Op Art, Flower Power, Ethnic Folkloric, Yuppies, Grunge,

 Deconstructionism, Minimalism, Purism to Bo Ho Hippy and

 Subcultural.

 Paintings & Galleries

Paintings that illustrate dress, accessories or textiles. 

This page suggests a list of paintings that depict costume or accessories. Most are held in various famous central London museums and galleries.

 The main newer fuller section of 18 pages on the history of fashion plates.

 

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Credits

 The main newer fuller section of 18 pages on the history of fashion plates.

Contemporary C19th Books

Suggestions for reading books that cover the lifestyles of the  C19th fashion eras.

Drawing Template Links for Schools

Colouring in Pictures of Coronation Gown for Queen's Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Body Silhouette Templates

Museums

A list of some British museums  holding examples of dress, accessories, textiles or shoes. Telephone numbers and addresses.

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Bibliography

A list of books related to fashion, costume and society that I have read over the years or used to develop this site. If you cannot find them at your local library check out the Internet for book sites.

Ebooks

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