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Costume History

Resources on the history of dress, clothing, and costume for fashion, retail, and theater / theatre

Ethnicity and Clothing Resources

It's hard to be both culturally sensitive and regionally representative. Researchers must ask very specifically, "WHERE and WHEN and WHO specifically is this item representing?"  Does a Japanese housewife from 1950 wear a kimono?  Would a 19th C British soldier wear shorts?  Find out with resources like these. 

See this generic search for ethnic dress for our most recent books on the subject. 

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