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Bloomsbury Fashion Central formerly Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of content collections - including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more.

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A collection of historical and contemporary images from museum collections in the U.S.
***Of special note:Approximately 6,000 images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Brooklyn Museum of Art Costume Collection can be viewed in ARTstor (browse "collections").





Costume studies

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Search these links (or the tabs above) to begin your research related to costume. 

Library catalog

Browse collection

Reference resources

Article databases

Images & media



Anatomy of a Suit

Art, Arts Technology,Theatre & Dance Librarian

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Kathleen Lonbom
Art, Arts Technology, Theatre & Dance Librarian
Milner Library, 619a,
Illinois State University,