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- The Chicago History Museum's Costume Collection is "a leader in the documentation and interpretation of the history and the art of fashion." The world-renowned collection includes "more than 50,000 costumes and textiles dating from the eighteenth century to the present, (and) is noted for both its size and the quality of its holdings."
- Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum, in collaboration with The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology
- The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum consists of over 33,000 objects, including examples of "fashionable dress and accessories for men, women, and children, from the fifteenth century to the present."
- Online Collections at The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology
- The Victoria and Albert Museum's Fashion collection is the "largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world."
- We Wear Culture is a Google project in collaboration with major fashion museums and organizations from all over the world, containing high-quality photos and videos, and essays by museum curators.
Fashion Photography is a type of fine art photography featured in advertisements and magazines, that focuses on haute couture and communicates a designer's unique brand, whether or not their clothing or accessories are featured in the images. Fashion photography is influenced by high art, pop culture, and social, gendered, political, and economic trends, and it is constantly evolving.
Citations, Copyright and Fair Use in the Visual Arts
Copyright "is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works." Learn more here.
Fair Use allows "the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances." Learn more here.
Creative Commons licenses make creative works "freely available for legal use, sharing, repurposing, and remixing" by "any member of the public." The CC Search search engine lets you "search for free content in the public domain and under Creative Commons licenses. Learn more about CC licenses here."
The MLA, Chicago, and Turabian citation styles may be used in writing about art. Check your syllabus or contact your professor to find out which style they prefer.
Quick guides to citing images:
ARTSTOR's guides to Using Images and Copyright, including Citing Sources
College Art Association Guidelines regarding Fair Use and Copyright:
Fair Use Evaluator
Statement on Fair Use from the Visual Resources Association