Antonio Ratti Textile Center
Images, details and descriptions of Collection highlights.
Clothing and Textiles Collection at the University of Alberta
Searchable database of 16,000 records of garments, textiles, and related artifacts, some with images.
Cornell Costume Collection
Images of exhibitions and selected treasures of the Cornell Costume Collection featuring 3-D rotation and zoom.
Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Searchable database of the Collection of the Costume Institute. Images and descriptions of selected objects from the Costume Institute and the Brooklyn Museum Collection.
Costume Society of America
This site provides information about the dates and locations of National and Regional Symposia and costume exhibitions, lectures and workshops.
Access the FIDM Museum’s costume collection and galleries through their blog.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: de Young
Search the museum collections and past exhibitions.
Gallery of Costume, Manchester City Galleries
Searchable database of dress and fashion ephemera.
Kent State University Museum: A Visual Dictionary of Fashion
The illustrated "Dictionary of Costume" makes this site unique. Good quality images of current and past exhibitions at this museum at the State University in Kent, Ohio, are archived on the site.
The Kyoto Costume Institute
The KCI Digital Archives on the KCI website presents image and text information for 200 objects in the collection, arranged in chronological order.
La Couturiére Parisienne/The Costume Ring
This is a good portal website for costume plates and images of paintings of historic costume. It also provides free patterns of some of the garments represented on 106 websites for a variety of historic costume specialties.
The Larsen Archive
This online searchable database comprehensively archives the textile design collection of Jack Lenor Larsen at the Minneapolis Art Institute. It is searchable by decade, theme, or all fabrics. You can zoom in on details of these high quality images.
The Los Angeles Country Museum of Art
Search the costume collection by date, designer, subject, type of artwork, and technique and view exhibition archives.
Musee McCord Museum
Search this collection of Canadian dress and accessories by a variety of criteria.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Images of collection highlights and costume exhibitions.
Comprehensive information on objects in this Australian museum’s extensive costume database. Particularly rewarding is their electronic swatchbook of textiles.
Texas Fashion Collection
The search function for this online database is currently under renovation.
The Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.)
This website is building an online gallery of high quality images with their "textile of the month" archive. Includes guidelines for preservation, storage and care of textiles.
The Textile Museum of Canada
Search this database by a variety of criteria. Includes guidelines for preservation, storage and care of textiles.
Victoria & Albert Museum
Fashion, accessories and textiles from the past 300 years are illustrated in a variety of ways on this website for this excellent Costume Collection in London, England. Past exhibitions are archived online in "Exhibitions and Displays". Choosing "Fashion in Motion" from the Fashion and Textiles Gallery will take you to an archive of high quality images from presentations of fashion "catwalk" videos of various designers' collections in the museum.