"A Central Location to Study Costume and Fashion"

Updated: May 5, 2002

Welcome to The Costume Gallery's Online Research Library for fashion and costume. Our library is divided into three areas or shelves. When you see an area you would like to view, just click on the book and enjoy! We have added many new articles and sections to study. We be adding many, many more articles and sections over the next few months. So bookmark our site and visit frequently.

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Pictures of Italian Men and Women CostumesWomen's Fashions, Dyeing Colors, NeedleworkLadies Bonnets, Caps, Hairstyles, Children's FashionsLadies Bustle Dresses, Swim/Bathing CostumesWomen's and Girl's Fashions, Color Trends, and Sewing TipsLadies Spring Fashions, Bridal Gowns, Color Trends, Knitting Patterns, and Sewing TipsArt of Visiting, Care of Feathers, Types of Aprons, Sewing TipsMourning Fashions, Crochet Patterns, and Sewing TipsWomen's and Children Fashions, Hats, and Embroidery PatternsHistory of German Dress

In Depth Look at the Costumes from the MovieLook at three museum exhibits we have worked on.Article on 1950s Ladies Dresses1970s-1990s Ladies Fashions and NeedleworkCostume Illustrations for the play, Elizabeth the QueenCostume Illustrations for the play, Into the WoodsCostume Illustrations for Fantasy CharactersPaper Dolls you can Print out and Play with!!!Colors Used in the Elizabethan PeriodPhotos of Princess Diana Gowns and DressesFREE Pattern of a Gibson Girl SkirtSmall Family Photo Collection from 1883-1950Photo Collection From Late Victorian to Edwardian: 1890-1910

LARGE Photo Collection From Early Victorian to Pre WW1: 1850-1914Research Historic Costume from the eras known as Medieval, Dark Ages, Gothic, and High Gothic.Research Renaissance and Elizabethan fashions.1700s period fashions including Restoration, Cavalier, Early Georgian, Baroque and Regency.Fashions included Regency, Crinoline, Bustle, and the Gay Nineties, Gibson Girl, Gilded Age.

The Costume Gallery researches for a fee historic costumes for private individuals, authors, designers, theatre, film and television. The Costume Gallery is located in Richmond, Virginia, USA, fondly called "Costume Heaven". Location and accessability are two key factors in research. The Costume Gallery has access to several universities (costume collections & libraries), state libraries, national archives & museum collections. Questions??? contact: research.questions@costumegallery.com



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