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Fashion Design

Start your costume history research with the resources on this page, especially Berg Fashion Library and and our search tool, DragonSearch.

New in Costume History

Survey of Historic Costume
18th-century fashion in detail
Hair: An Illustrated History
Empire of style : silk and fashion in Tang China
The Meanings of Dress
Consumptive Chic : A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease

Recommended Resources

Books and articles are great sources for information for popular topics such as Baroque fashion or history of costume. Search DragonSearch to find full-text articles, books, and ebooks.

Tip: search words as a phrase by placing them in quotes (for example, the fashion of "Marie Antoinette"). Can't find what you need? Contact a librarian!


Google Scholar logoClick the hamburger menu in the upper left and select Settings. Select Library Links and search for Drexel. Select all the Drexel options and hit Save.

Now when you use Google Scholar, a link to full-text items at Drexel University Libraries will appear (GetIt@Drexel). Click this link and it will direct you to the full-text (or search for the article or book title in DragonSearch). Questions? Ask a Librarian!