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Historical Dress: The Great Couturiers: Images
This is a research guide for Charles Schoonmaker's course Historical Dress: The Great Couturiers (DRA2176.01)
Searchover 700,000 images from the V&A's collections- the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world. Key items in the collection include rare 17th century gowns, 18th century ‘mantua’ dresses, 1930s eveningwear, 1960s daywear and post-war couture.
The Costume Institute's collection of more than 35,000 costumes and accessories represents five continents and seven centuries of fashionable dress, regional costumes, and accessories for men, women, and children, from the fifteenth century to the present.
Search images from 25 institutions in 12 European countries. Online content includes historical costumes, fashion and accessories, textiles, photos, videos, biographies, drawings, catalogs. The aim is twofold: to disseminate the European fashion heritage and preserve it for future generations.