The Complete Costume Dictionary by Elizabeth J. Lewandowski
Publication Date: 2011-10-24
Complete Costume Dictionary - Ref GT507 .L49 2011
A resource for costume and fashion historians, textile preservationists, period re-enactors, and history and theater scholars, as well as theater professionals.
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion - Ref GT 507 .E53 2005 (3 vols.)
An interdisciplinary compendium of information about fashion, with articles on topics as specific as "zoot suit" to as wide-ranging as "globalization." Also includes articles on such topics as footbinding, sweatshops, and body piercing.
Critical essays on fashion cover four time periods: Late Medieval to Renaissance, Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth Century, and Twentieth Century to today.
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History 1900 to the Present - Ref GT 615 .G74 2008 (v. 1-2)
This encyclopedia is arranged chronologically, and covers the social significance of dress as well as fashion and the fashion industry. Includes index, bibliography, and glossary.
History of Fashion - Ref GT 510 .B53 1975b
Offers color plates taken from artworks of various periods to illustrate contemporary dress in historical periods. Useful both for finding out about fashions and for getting a sense of how people of a given period represented themselves.