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Liz Gruchala-Gilbert

Costume & Fashion

Assistant Professor Liz Gruchala-Gilbert is the liaison librarian for Costume & Fashion   

Office: #129 Main floor of the library

Phone:  206-281-2790


Women's Wear Daily Online Subscription (limited to the past 12 months, off-campus access requires SPU log-in)

Spoonflower: Design your own fabric

Vintage Pattern Lending Library

Ruffs, Ribbons, Collars, and Cravats : An online exhibit from the Rosenbach Museum and Library featuring neckwear from miniature portraits

Textiles and Fashion Arts Image Collection From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; explore the exhibitions or search the entire museum (over 340,000 images)

Textiles Image Collection From the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; browse over 1600 images or scroll down for search box

"Make it Yourself" : Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890 - 1930 E-book by Sarah A. Gordon

American Textile History Museum The virtual home of this Massachusetts museum dedicated to preserving and exhibiting American textiles and costume

Kent State University Musuem 

Costume Collection : Women's Dresses from the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution

La Couturiere Parisienne Costume and Fashion Site includes links to hundreds of images and articles

Fashion Net: Fashion Designers

Fashion-Era: Fashion History and Costume Eras, Victorians to Haute Couture includes about 200 content rich, illustrated pages of fashion history, costume, clothing, textiles, & social history

Hispanic Designers from the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution

History of Costume: By Braun & Schneider c.1861-1880 web version of the book Costumes Through the Ages: The Evolution of Styles of Dress Illustrated in 250 Plates and Over 1500 Figures  

New York Public Library Picture Collection Online includes some digital images for clothing & dress, costume, design, fashion drawings, fur fashions, gloves, hats, hairdressing, hosiery, shoes, textiles, & umbrellas & parasols includes runway collections from fashion shows & also news & trends; online home of Vogue & W

Sweatshops in America Online exhibit, "Between a rock and a hard place: a history of American sweatshops (1820-present) from the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution

Cornell Costume & Textile Collection includes more than 9,000 items of apparel dating from the eighteenth century to the present, as well as a substantial collection of ethnographic textiles & costume; Cornell University

Victoria and Albert Museum Fashion, Jewellery and Accessories Collection

Victoria and Albert Museum Textile Collection

Web Resources in Costume includes information categories of resources, exhibitions & museums, libraries, & organizations; University of British Columbia

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute