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Fashion Resources   Tags: costume, fashion, history, theatre  

A guide to resources helpful for researching fashion history.
Last Updated: Apr 2, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide will walk you through the process of finding resources useful to researching fashion and fashion history.

  • Books
  • Primary Sources
  • Articles
  • Free Websites

Please note that the lists of books are not exhaustive lists, and that more content is available for request through the I-Share Online Catalog and the WorldCat Online Catalog.


New Arrivals

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Fashion Design, Referenced - Alicia Kennedy; Emily Banis Stoehrer; Jay Calderin
Call Number: TT515 .K45 2013
ISBN: 9781592536771
Publication Date: 2013-02-01
A comprehensive guide through the art and industry of fashion design, richly illustrated with over 1,000 photographs and drawings.

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Historical Wig Styling: Ancient Egypt to The 1830s - Allison Lowery
Call Number: TT975 .L832 2013 v.1 & v.2
ISBN: 9780240821238
Publication Date: 2013-04-11
Let these two studies be your guides to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for your theatrical productions. Each chapter begins with artwork of historic figures that influenced the look of each period. Detailed step-by-step instructions explain how to create their iconic hairstyles, illustrated by photographs showing the finished look from every angle. You'll also learn about the necessary supplies and styling products needed to create the perfect coif, tips for proper wig handling, and basic styling techniques useful when working with wigs or real hair. Give your production the look of authenticity with tips from these gorgeous wig styling guides.

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The Complete Book of Shoes - Natalio Martin Arroyo; Marta Morales
Call Number: OVERSIZE GT2130 .M673 2013
ISBN: 9781770851245
Publication Date: 2013-07-25
This exciting book is a practical and inspirational resource for both working and aspiring shoe designers as well as stylists and wardrobe professionals.


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