The Costumer's Manifesto is a mega-site with costume history information organized by period. You will also find links to advice, theatrical design, museums, supplies, shops and many other resources.
The Costume Society of America is the premier American organization dedicated to the study and preservation of costume. This site offers membership information, a calendar of regional and national meetings and links to sites of interest to costume historian.
Sydney's Vintage Runway shares insights on designer vintage clothing on the fashion runway.
Sally Queen has put together a site with extensive links to many educational fashion programs. Sally also has a beautiful annual wall calendar, celebrating past fashions from American museums and collections, offered for sale from the site.
For general guidelines on storing costumes and textiles in your home, The Smithsonian site has an informative page.
To access information on The Antique Purse Society's informative site, one must be a paid subscriber.
The Lafayette Collection offers original photographs of the rich and famous from the late 19th through early 20th century, well organized for the costume lover. Categories of photographs range from court dress and church to weddings and vehicles. A fascinating site.
The Costume Gallery is a central location on the web for the study of costume and fashion. There you will find a comprehensive reference library as well as hundreds of links to costume and historic fashion sites ranging from individual designers to a study page on costumes used in the movie Titanic.
For a treasure trove of helpful fashion history information, visit Kent State University's comprehensive web site.
Haute Couture offers biographies of the top mid to late Twentieth Century French couturiers.
The Lace Museum, located in California, is the only museum in the country devoted exclusively to lace. They offer free exhibits of antique lace, lace making classes and a lace related gift shop.
Cornelia's Powell's on-line magazine is "Especially for Brides". Here you will find historic information and services for today's bride.
Mara Riley's web site has information on 17th and 18th century costume.
The Antique Corset Gallery offers an informative time line of examples of corsets and other foundation supports through the decades.
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