The department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, (FSAD) maintains the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection, which includes more than 9,000 items of apparel dating from the eighteenth century to the present, as well as a substantial collection of ethnographic textiles and costume. The collection is used for teaching and research.
The Costume History Collection, a database of over 450 images, was developed from the Abridged History of Costume by Beverly and Stephen Sbarge, eds. The collection contains images portraying various hairstyles, jewelry, and garments.
Victoria & Albert Museum Fashion Portal (UK) Spanning four centuries, the V&A’s Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world. Key items in the collection include rare 17th-century gowns, 18th-century ‘mantua’ dresses, 1930s eveningwear, 1960s daywear and post-war couture. Plus a growing number of pieces from 21st-century designers. Database (*For help with their search interface, scroll to the bottom of the page.)