Costumes and Fashion

The Costumer's Manifesto offers the history of costumes from ancient Babylon, Egypt, and Crete through present day. Some of the links are broken, but many are very useful.

La Couturiere Parisienne is a well-organized site covering period costume from the Middle ages through the early 20th century.  There are images, articles, and even clothing patterns.

Fashion-Era examines women's clothing over two centuries of fashion.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Costume Institute displays a small fraction of its 75,000-costume collection online. Zoom in to see fine details.

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Updated on 12/29/09