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Theatre & Media Design: Costume

Finding Books

Browse Lee Library Costume & Fashion Books by call number classification

GT 500–2370  Manners and Costumes: Costume, Dress, Fashion

NK 8800-9506 Textile fabrics.Textile printing. Textile design

PN 2067 Costuming for the stage

TS 1445 Textile fabrics

TT 490–696 Handicrafts. Arts and crafts: Clothing manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring

Try browsing Lee Library Catalog Subject Headings alphabetically or  by keyword search.

Here are some examples:

s= Costume

s= Costume History

s= Costume Design

s= Fashion in Motion Pictures

s= Fashion History

s= Clothing and Dress

s= Clothing and Dress Dictionaries

Image Databases

Some Books in HBLL

British Costume During XIX Centuries (civil and ecclesiastical) by Mrs. Charles H. Ashdown, 1910 - GT 730 .A7

Costume History and Style by Douglas A. Russell - GT 511 .R87 1983 

Costume and Fashion: A Concise History by Jame Laver - GT 511 .L39 2012

Encyclopedia of World Costume by Doreen Yarwood - GT 507 .Y37 1978

Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion - Humanities Reference GT 507 .E54 2010 (also available electronically)

English Women’s Clothing in Present Century by C.W. Cunnington - GT 738 .C8

Europe 1492:A Portrait of a Continent  by Cardini, Franco - D 203 .C3713 1989

Evolution of Fashion: Pattern and Cut from1066 to 1930 by Margot Hill - Oversize Quarto GT 510 .H5 1967

The Fashion Dictionary by Mary Picken - TT 503 .P5 1973

Fashion from Ancient Egypt to Present Day  by Contini, Mila -  GT 513 .C5813

Fashion in Costume 1200-1980 by Joan Nunn - GT 511 .N86 1990

Historical Costumes of England from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century by Nancy Bradfield - GT 730 .B68 1970

The History of Costume: from Ancient Mesopotamia Through the Twentieth Century by Payne, Winakor, & Ferrel-Beck - GT 510 .P36 1992

The Mode in Costume by Ruth T. Wilcox - GT 510 .W55 1958

Patterns for Theatrical Costumes by Katherine Strand Holkeboer - TT 633 .H65 1984

Practical Approach to Costume Design and Construction by Beverly Jane Thomas - TT 507 .T466

Survey of Historic Costume by Phyllis Tortora, Keith Eubamk - GT 580 .T67 2005

Twenty Thousand Years of Fashion by Francois Boucher - GT 510 .B6713 1987

The Victorian Woman  by Suzanne Fagence Cooper - DA 533 .C6 2001

The Visual History of Costume by Ribiero, Aileen & Valerie Cumming - GT 2050 .C866x 1998

Zur Geschichte der Costüme  by Braun & Schneider - Special Collections GT 513 .Z8 1895

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Berg Fashion Library

Text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Explore by time period, place, theme, or textile. (Print version of Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion is located in Humanities Reference at GT 507 .E54 2010).

The Vogue Archive


 (1892-present) - more than 400,000 pages of image rich material available online. Explore more than a century of clothing styles, beauty trends, and social history.