February 10th, 2016


Free, Downloadable, Fashion and Costume Books From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I saw a link to this and thought others might find it worth knowing as well. thismaz suggested posting it here.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made 20 beautiful books of fashion history available free online.

Such gems as 'The Essential Art of African Textiles', 'History of Russian Costume from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century', 'Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century', 'From Queen to Empress: Victorian Dress, 1837–1877', and 'Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress' are all available for download here.