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Historical Costume: Additional Resources

Find library and online resources related to costume studies, theory, and historical fashion for class projects and your general research needs.


The Digital Dress Project, offers a selection from collections at Wayne State University, The Henry Ford, Detroit Historical Museums and Meadowbrook Hall online. At a broad level, clothing reflects the culture and the time period of the wearer. At a personal level, clothing choices also communicate much about who we are and what we want to project about ourselves. Much can be learned about societies and individuals by examining the way clothing was made and what people wore.

From the Berg Fashion Library

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From the Victoria and Albert Museum



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Online Resources

Historical Databases and Websites

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In the News

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Writing Resources


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