The Fashion History Timeline

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB ah100 fashionhistorytimeline
  • Dates of Creation
      1300 - ongoing
  • Language of Material
      English

Scope and Content

The Fashion History Timeline is an open-access source for fashion history knowledge, featuring objects and artworks from over a hundred museums and libraries that span the globe. The Timeline website offers well-researched, accessibly written entries on specific artworks, garments and films for those interested in fashion and dress history. Started as a pilot project by FIT* art history faculty and students in the Fall of 2015, the Timeline aims to be an important contribution to public knowledge of the history of fashion and to serve as a constantly growing and evolving resource not only for students and faculty, but also for the wider world of those interested in fashion and dress history (from the Renaissance scholar to the simply curious).

* One of New York City's premier public institutions, FIT is an internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business.

The resource contains essays, fashion history dictionary, designer profiles, blog and the source database.

Time periods covered:

  • Ancient World
  • Middle Ages
  • 13th Century
  • 14th Century
  • 15th Century
  • 16th Century
  • 17th Century
  • 18th Century
  • 19th Century
  • 20th Century
  • 21st Century

Note

This is a description of an online resource . Online Resources are websites that describe, interpret and provide access to archives. They often provide access to digital content but they may also describe physical materials. They usually cover a theme or topic, such as an individual, a movement, or an important historical event.

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Access this resource online: https://fashionhistory.fitnyc.edu/