Recommended Reading: Fashion & Dress

December’s theme for Recommended Reading is Fashion & Dress. Here is a list of suggested books, ebooks, media, and Internet sites.


20,000 years of fashion : the history of costume and personal adornment / by François Boucher ; with a new chapter by Yvonne Deslandres. [Histoire du costume en Occident. English]
746.909 B753t 1987

The chronicle of Western fashion : from ancient times to the present day / John Peacock.
391.009 P356c

Dangerous liaisons : fashion and furniture in the eighteenth century / Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton ; with an introduction by Mimi Hellman.
391.00944 K76d 2006

Dress and morality / Aileen Ribeiro.
177.4 R484d

Dressing smart for men : 101 mistakes you can’t afford to make– and how to avoid them / JoAnna Nicholson.
646.32 N626d 2004

Dressing smart for women : 101 mistakes you can’t afford to make – and how to avoid them / JoAnna Nicholson.
646.34 N626d 2004

The empire of fashion : dressing modern democracy / Gilles Lipovetsky ; translated by Catherine Porter ; with a foreword by Richard Sennett.
391.009 L764e

Encyclopedia of American Indian costume / Josephine Paterek.
391.08997 P295e 1996

Ethnic dress / Frances Kennett with Caroline MacDonald-Haig.
391 K36e

Everyday fashions of the twenties as pictured in Sears and other catalogs / edited and with text by Stella Blum.
391.00973 E93

Fabric of society : a century of people and their clothes, 1770-1870 : essays inspired by the collections at Platt Hall, the Gallery of English Costume, Manchester / by Jane Tozer and Sarah Levitt ; photographs by Mark Cobley ; with a foreword by Laura Ashley.
391.00942 T757f

Fashion / Monika Bolino, book editor.
391 F248 2003

Fashion and eroticism : ideals of feminine beauty from the Victorian era to the Jazz Age / Valerie Steele.
391.2 S814f

The language of clothes / Alison Lurie ; with illustrations assembled by Doris Palca.
391 L967L

Medieval costume and fashion / Herbert Norris.
391.0094 N855m 1999

Men and women : dressing the part / edited by Claudia Brush Kidwell and Valerie Steele.
391 M534

New York fashion : the evolution of American style / by Caroline Rennolds Milbank.
391.009 M638n

Nineteenth century fashion / Penelope Byrde.
391.009 B995n

On fashion / edited by Shari Benstock and Suzanne Ferriss
391 O58

Victorian dress in photographs / [compiled by] Madeleine Ginsburg.
391.009 V645

Women of fashion : twentieth-century designers / Valerie Steele.
746.92 S814w

Cloth, dress, and art patronage in Africa [electronic resource] / Judith Perani and Norma H. Wolff.
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The clothed body [electronic resource] / Patrizia Calefato ; English translation by Lisa Adams. [Moda, corpo, mito. English]
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Clothing appearance and fit [electronic resource] : science and technology / J. Fa, W. Yu and L. Hunter.
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The Dress of women [electronic resource] : a critical introduction to the symbolism and sociology of clothing / Charlotte Perkins Gilman ; edited, with an introduction by Michael R. Hill and Mary Jo Deegan.
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Fashion brands [electronic resource] : branding style from Armani to Zara / Mark Tungate.
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The fashion designer survival guide [electronic resource] : an insider’s look at starting and running your own fashion business / Mary Gehlhar.
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Fashion foundations [electronic resource] : early writings on fashion and dress / edited by Kim K.P. Johnson, Susan J. Torntore, and Joanne B. Eicher.
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Fashion marketing [electronic resource] : building the research agenda / Anne Marie Doherty.
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Fashioning the feminine [electronic resource] : representation and women’s fashion from the fin de siecle to the present / Cheryl Buckley and Hilary Fawcett.
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Fashion-ology [electronic resource] : an introduction to fashion studies / Yuniya Kawamura.
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Journal of fashion marketing and management: an international journal [electronic resource] . Vol. 9, No. 4, Demographic change and the fashion market / Editor Richard Jones.
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The sociology of taste [electronic resource] / Jukka Gronow.
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Reference Books
Encyclopedia of clothing and fashion / Valerie Steele, editor in chief.
391.003 E56 2005

Encyclopedia of world costume / by Doreen Yarwood.
391.003 Y29e

The Story of fashion [videorecording] / an RM Arts production in association with Channel Four … [et al.] ; a series by Eila Hershon, Roberto Guerra ; commentary written by Meredith Etherington-Smith.
391.2 S887

La Couturiere Parisienne


FIDM: Kool Connections


Internet Resources for Fashion and Apparel Studies: University of Delaware Library

Texas Fashion Collection

Web Resources in Costume

Recommended Reading: Fashion & Dress (Word Document)


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  1. What a fantastic reading list! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I’ve just started a blog and am completely inspired!

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