Name of Collection: Fashion

School Name: High School of Fashion

Address: 255 West 24th Street

Phone: 212 255 1235 x5013


Librarian: Judith Dahill Librarian's e-mail:

School web page: Fashion High School

Library web page: click on library on tool bar :Library Online Catalog and Databases

Our library's Fashion Room has comfortable chairs, end tables, a rug, a rocking chair, and manaquins with original student designed clothing: wedding dress, gown, bathing suits. By providing a reading space for teens to explore materials that provide information about the fashion world, covering clothes, accessories, designers, photographers, models, hairdressers, make-up artists, and individuals, the students are provided with a space for a reading exploration into fashion and fashion movements.

Questions for Inquiry:

  • history of fashion
  • trends of fashion
  • themes of fashion
  • costumes
  • skills needed for a career in fashion
  • techniques for clothing construction


fashion designers

machine and hand stitching: embroidery, crochet, knitting, sewing

fashion sketching and illustration


pattern making and garment constrution

textiles and fabrics


fashion shows pattern making: women's, men's and children's wear

intimate apparel and body wear

Subject Headings: fashion-geographical, cultural, historical, current

Dewey Decimal Classification(s): Fashion Topics: Clothing & Dress-646, Costume-391, Fashion-391, Fashion design-746.9, Fashion Show 391.074:659.1, Jewlery-739.27, Millinery-646.5, Textile design-746

Key Books:

9 heads : a guide to drawing fashion FR 741.672 Rie Riegelman, Nancy Published 2006

Fashion sketchbook FR 741.672 Abl Abling, Bina. Published 2006

The complete book of fashion illustration FR 741.67 Tat Tate, Sharon Lee. Published 1982

Fashion illustration next FR 741.67 Bor Borrelli, Laird. Published 2004

The golden age of style FR 391.009 Rob Robinson, Julian. Published 1976

Fashion Illustrations-2 FR 741.672 KUM Kumagai, Kojiro 741.672. Published 1988

Stylishly drawn : contemporary fashion illustration FR 741.6 Bor Borrelli, Laird. Published 2000

I do-- : 100 years of wedding fashion FR 392.5 COX Cox, Caroline. Published 2002

Vera Wang on weddings FR OS 395.2 Wan Wang, Vera. Published 2001

Brides in Vogue since 1910 FR 392.5028 P Probert, Christina. Published 1984

Wedding dress: 1740-1970 FR 392.54 Gin Victoria and Albert Museum. Published 1981

The forties in Vogue FR 306 Hal Hall, Carolyn. Published 1985

In Vogue : sixty years of international celebrities and fashion from British Vogue FR 391.009 How Howell, Georgina, 1942- Published 1976

Hats in Vogue since 1910 FR 391.43 Pro [edited] by Christina Probert. Published 1981

Brides in Vogue since 1910 FR 392.5028 P Probert, Christina. Published 1984

Dior in Vogue FR 746.920924 Kee Keenan, Brigid, 1939- Published 1981

Lingerie in Vogue since 1910 FR 391.420904 Pro [edited by] Christina Probert. Published 1981

The Vogue sewing book FR 646.404 V Edited by Patricia Perry. Published 1970

D.VD.V. B (biography)Vreeland Vreeland, Diana. 1984

The complete history of costume & fashion : from ancient Egypt to the present day FR 391 Cos Cosgrave,. Published 2000

Careers in the fashion industry 746.9 Gia Giacobello, John. Published 2003

Fashion and fiction : dress in art and literature in Stuart England FR 700 Rib Ribeiro, Aileen, Published 2005


The devil wears Prada The devil wears Prada Weisberger. Laura, Published 2003
Look at me : a novel Egan, Jennifer. Published 2001
Spring collection Krantz, Judith. Published 1996
Slave to fashion: a novel Campbell, Rebecca, Published 2002
Would I lie to you : a Gossip Girl novel Von Ziegesar, Cecily. Published 2006
Crystal Myers, Walter Dean, Published 2002

Magazine Articles

• Print Subscriptions: Threads, W, Vogue, Vogue Patterns, Bead & Button, Cosmo Girl, Vanity Fair, Allure, Bride, Elle, Esquire, FiberArts, GQ, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Hispanica, Instyle, Latina, Maxium, MarieClaire, Ophrah Magazine, Seventeen, Teen Vogue,

• Online:

Billboard Oct 21, 2006 v118 i42 p6(1)

What teens want; with expectations higher than ever, brand marketers must deliver. (OPINION: EDITORIALS / COMMENTARY / LETTERS) Wells, Tina

Databases: Fashion "Source"

Web Sites:

I dress up Dressup
Dress up stars! Star Doll

  • Doll Mania

Videos/DVDs: external image 7543214.jpg

Project Runway: Season One - - DVD

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Project Runway: Season Two - - DVD




Community Resources:

Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Costume

Fashion Institute of Technology

Pratt Institute

Parson's School of Design

Curriculum Standards Related to This Topic:

*An asterisk next to material indicates that it is recommended in this subject area but not available in this CCD collection.