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Fashion and Costume

This Library Research Guide is intended as a starting place for UCLA researchers, pointing to resources and strategies for finding information about fashion, costume, and related topics.

Fashion Industry

Researching the Fashion Industry in Los Angeles? Interested in the fashion industry in general? Download the free industry profile listed below and consult the Library of Congress' Research Guide.

Research Guides, Bibliographies, and Reference Books

Titles with a blue key icon also include an online edition.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Pictorial Sources

Browsing Call Numbers

Use call numbers to search for fashion resources in the UCLA Library Catalog (select "Call Numbers" in the drop down menu next to the search box) or to browse the shelves in the library.

“Fashion” - GT 500-2370
“Fashion” - TT 500 - TT645
“Fashion and art” - GT 529.A7
“Fashion design” - TT 507
“Fashion drawing” - TT 509
“Fashion in film” - PN 1995.9 C56-C58
“Fashion merchandising” - HD 9940
“Fashion photography” - TR 679
“Fashion shows” - TT 502
“Fashion writing” - TT 503.5

Searching or Browsing by Subject

Here is a list of suggested subject headings to search for resources on costume in UCLA's Library Catalog.
Enter the subject heading in the search box and click on "Subject List" or "Subject List (start of) in the drop down box.

Clothing and dress
Clothing and dress - social aspects
Dress accessories
Dressmaking - Patterns
Fashion and art
Fashion - history
Fashion - periodicals
Fashion - pictorial works
Fashion - psychological aspects
Fashion - social aspects
Fashion design
Fashion design --Study and teaching
Fashion designers
Fashion drawing
Fashion in motion pictures
Fashion photography
Fashion shows
Garment cutting
Men’s clothing
Motion picture actors and actresses - Clothing
Tailoring - Pattern design
Textile fabrics
Textile industry
Textiles printing
Women designers
Women fashion designers