Encyclopedia-type articles, photos, web links, chronologies cover popular culture. Look here for specific items of dress (ex: poodle skirt), designers (ex: de la Renta), eras, etc.
Careful when using the search box; it defaults to searching the entire Gale Virtual Reference Library -- several thousand reference books on all topics. I find browsing easier.
Articles about dress, textiles, some designers, fads, history, particular pieces of clothing (LBD, for ex.). There are 3 vols here; you have to use the drop down box to find vols 2 & 3. Here again, I find browsing easier.
" With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Suit is an authoritative visual guide to the under-explored area of men's fashion across four centuries."
" Every crease, stitch, and stain in a piece of clothing supplies valuable information about its wearer and its era. This stunning book features eighteenth - and early-nineteenth-century garments from the premiere collection of Colonial Williamsburg. "
Blue jeans are nothing if not an exercise in opposites. Americans have accepted jeans as a symbol of their culture, but today jeans are a global consumer product category. . . . Blue Jeans considers the versatility of this iconic garment and investigates what makes denim a universal signifier, ready to fit any context, meaning, and body.