Where to Learn More

The following list of resources focuses on material appropriate for middle school or high school students. Please note that Web site addresses were verified prior to publication but are subject to change.


Batterberry, Michael, and Ariane Batterberry. Fashion: The Mirror of History. New York: Greenwich House, 1977.

Bigelow, Marybelle S. Fashion in History: Apparel in the Western World. Minneapolis, MN: Burgess Publishing, 1970.

Boucher, François. 20,000 Years of Fashion: The History of Costume and Personal Adornment. Extended ed. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1987.

Contini, Mila. Fashion: From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day. Edited by James Laver. New York: Odyssey Press, 1965.

Corson, Richard. Fashions in Hair: The First Five Thousand Years. London, England: Peter Owen, 2001.

Cosgrave, Bronwyn. The Complete History of Costume and Fashion: From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day. New York: Checkmark Books, 2000.

Ewing, Elizabeth; revised and updated by Alice Mackrell. History of Twentieth Century Fashion. Lanham, MD: Barnes and Noble Books, 1992.

Hoobler, Dorothy, and Thomas Hoobler. Vanity Rules: A History of American Fashion and Beauty. Brookfield, CT: Twenty-First Century Books, 2000.

Laver, James. Costume and Fashion: A Concise History. 4th ed. London, England: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

Lawlor, Laurie. Where Will This Shoe Take You?: A Walk through the History of Footwear. New York: Walker and Co., 1996.

Lister, Margot. Costume: An Illustrated Survey from Ancient Times to the Twentieth Century. London, England: Herbert Jenkins, 1967.

Miller, Brandon Marie. Dressed for the Occasion: What Americans Wore 1620-1970. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications, 1999.

Mulvagh, Jane. Vogue History of 20th Century Fashion. New York: Viking,

Payne, Blanche, Geitel Winakor, and Jane Farrell-Beck. The History of Costume. 2nd ed. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

Peacock, John. The Chronicle of Western Fashion: From Ancient Times to the Present Day. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1991.

Perl, Lila. From Top Hats to Baseball Caps, from Bustles to Blue Jeans: Why We Dress the Way We Do. New York: Clarion Books, 1990.

Pratt, Lucy, and Linda Woolley. Shoes. London, England: V&A Publications, 1999.

Racinet, Auguste. The Historical Encyclopedia of Costumes. New York: Facts on File, 1988.

Ribeiro, Aileen. The Gallery ofFashion. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Rowland-Warne, L. Costume. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2000.

Schnurnberger, Lynn Edelman. Let There Be Clothes: 40,000 Years of Fashion. New York: Workman, 1991.

Schoeffler, O. E., and William Gale. Esquire's Encyclopedia of 20th Century Men's Fashions. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1973.

Sichel, Marion. History of Men's Costume. New York: Chelsea House, 1984.

Steele, Valerie. Fifty Years ofFashion: New Look to Now. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997.

Trasko, Mary. Daring Do's: A History of Extraordinary Hair. New York: Flammarion, 1994.

Yarwood, Doreen. The Encyclopedia of World Costume. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978.

Yarwood, Doreen. Fashion in the Western World, 1500—1990. New York: Drama Book Publishers, 1992.


Bender, A. La Couturière Parisienne. http://marquise.de/index.html (accessed on September 10, 2003).

Kathie Rothkop Hair Design. Hair History. http://www.hairrific.com/ hist.htm (accessed on September 10, 2003).


Ladnier, Penny D. Dunlap. The Costume Gallery. http://www.costume gallery.com (accessed on September 10, 2003).

Maginnis, Tara. The Costumer's Manifesto. http://www.costumes.org/ (accessed on September 10, 2003).

Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Costume Institute. http://www. metmuseum.org/collections/department.asp?dep=8 (accessed on September 10, 2003).

Museum of Costume, Bath. http://www.museumofcostume.co.uk (accessed on September 10, 2003).

Sardo, Julie Zetterberg. The Costume Page: Costuming Resources Online. http://members.aol.com/nebula5/costume.html (accessed on September 10, 2003).

Thomas, Pauline Weston, and Guy Thomas. Fashion-Era. http://www. fashion-era.com/index.htm (accessed on September 10, 2003).

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