Luna Insight Collections
Digital image collections provided by The University of California Image Service; includes collections of images of architecture, fashion, gardens and landscapes, historical maps, posters and more.
Art Institute of Chicago Textile Collection
The Museum's Textile and Fashion Arts Collection features more than 27,000 items from American, European, and non-Western cultures and many historical periods.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
BFA's collection is mainly focused on textiles, but the museum website contains digitized images of fashion illustrations and highlights from their Textile and Fashion Arts Collection
Casey Fashion Plates (LAPL)
The Joseph E. Casey Fashion Plate Collection at the Los Angeles Public Library contains over 6,200 handcolored fashion plates from British and American magazines dating from the 1790s to the 1880s. All of the plates are indexed and digitized for online viewing.
Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles: Materials Collection
The Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles documents, promotes, and fosters the pioneering history of textiles at Goldsmiths, University of London, from the 1940s to the present day, and works to promote textiles as a primary source of cultural knowledge and heritage in the UK, and internationally.
Costume Designs for Stage and Screen by B.J. Simmons & Co., 1889-1959
From the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, this online exhibition includes over 200 images from the collection of the British costumier B. J. Simmons.
Daphne Dare Collection
Online images from the Daphne Dare Collection at Ohio State University's Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute. Dare was a British designer for theatre, film, and television who worked on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Drexel Digital Museum Project: Historic Costume Collection
Drexel University's Historic Costume Collection contains more than 7000 items and includes fashion plates, photographs, and 19th- and late-20th-century haute couture by French and American designers.
FIT's Online Collection
FIT's online collection contains an extensive searchable and browseable gallery. The collection's strength is primarily in modern and contemporary women's fashion
LACMA Costume and Textiles
LACMA's online collection showcases their 18th-19th century European costume collection as well as English fashion drawings by Anne Frankland Lewis and images from various collections from LACMA's repository.
London College of Fashion’s Woolmark Company Collection
These black and white photographs from the 1940's through to the early 1980's capture designs of key couturiers. Includes examples from the ready-to-wear market by manufacturers such as British Home Stores, Berkertex, Windsmoor, Susan Small, and Marks & Spencer, as well as examples by top designers such as Mary Quant and Christian Dior.
Kyoto Costume Institute Digital Archive
KCI's Digital Archive includes a browseable interface to view costumes by time period from the early 18th century to the mid-20th century.
Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Costume Institute
The Met's Costume Institute online collection is browesable and searchable online with more than 25,000 descriptions of the pieces from their collection and the Brooklyn Museum. Many of the individual records also include images that can be viewed online.
Motley Collection of Theatre & Costume Design
From the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Rare Book and Special Collections Library. Especially strong for costuming of Shakespeare productions (1932-1976)
Theatrical Scene and Costume Design
From the University of Calgary. Includes the work of multiple designers going back to the mid-nineteenth century
Wayne State University Digital Library
Includes the Digital Dress: 200 Years of Urban Style collection. Records are searchable in the database and includes examples of occupational, formal, recreational, mourning, masquerade, and everyday wear for men, women, and children. Pieces by European and American designers, local dressmakers and retailers, and home made garments are included.