A Bibliography of Costume Design Literacy

Required Reading:

Anawalt, Patricia R. The World Wide History of Dress. Thames & Hudson, 2007.

Arnold, Janet. The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women. 4 Volumes. Drama Publishers, 1985–Present.

Cole, Holly, and Kristin Burke. Costuming for Film: The Art and the Craft. Silman-James Press, 2005.

La Motte, Richard. Costume Design 101: The Art and Business of Costume Design for Film and Television. Michael Wiese Productions, Second Edition, 2010

Landis, Deborah Nadoolman. 50 Designers/50 Costumes: Concept to Character. University of California Press, 2004.

———. Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design. Harper Collins, 2007.

———. Screencraft: Costume Design. Focal Press, 2003.

Rudofsky, Bernard. The Unfashionable Human Body. Doubleday, 1972.

Tortora, Phyliss, and Keith Eubank. Survey of Historic Costume. 5th Edition. Fairchild, 2009.

Recommended Reading:

Touching on the disciplines of film theory, the history of dress, and costume design.

Aykroyd, Peter. Dressing Up: Transvestism and Drag : The History of an Obsession. Thames & Hudson, 1979.

Baker, Patricia. Fashions of a Decade: The 1940s. B.T. Batsford, 1991.

Barnard, Malcolm. Fashion as Communication. Routledge, 1996.

Barnes, Ruth, and Joanne Eicher, eds. Dress and Gender: Making and Meaning in Cultural Contexts. New York: Berg, 1997.

Barthes, Roland. The Fashion System. Translated by Matthew Ward and Richard Howard. Hill and Wang, 1983.

Bell, Quentin. On Human Finery. 2nd Edition. Schoken, 1976.

Berry, Sarah. Fashion and Femininity: Screen Style in 1930s Hollywood. Series: Commerce and Mass Culture. University of Minnesota Press, 2000.

Binder, Pearl. Muffs and Morals. William Morrow & Company, 1953.

Breward, Christopher. The Culture of Fashion: A New History of Fashionable Dress. Manchester University Press, 1995.

———. The Hidden Consumer: Masculinities, Fashion and City Life 1860–1914. Manchester University Press, 1999.

Breward, Christopher, Becky Conekin, and Caroline Cox, eds. The Englishness of English Dress. Berg Publishers, 2002.

Bruhn, Wolfgang, and Max Tilke. A Pictorial History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century. Dover, 2004.

Bruzzi, Stella. Undressing Cinema: Clothing and Identity in the Movies. Routledge, 1997.

Bruzzi, Stella, and Pamela Church Gibson, eds. Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis. Routledge, 2000.

Brydon, Anne, and Sandra Niessen, eds. Consuming Fashion: Adorning the Transnational Body. Berg Publishers, 1998.

Carter, Michael. Fashion Classics from Carlyle to Barthes. Berg Publishers, 2003.

Chierichetti, David. Edith Head. Harper Collins, 2003.

Coleridge, Nicholas. The Fashion Conspiracy: A Remarkable Journey through the Empires of Fashion. Michelin House, 1988.

Connikie, Yvonne. Fashions of a Decade: The 1960s. B.T. Batsford, 1991.

Corson, Richard. Fashions in Hair. Peter Owen Ltd., 2000.

———. Fashions in Make-up. Peter Owen Ltd., 2004.

Costantino, Maria. Fashions of a Decade: The 1930s. B.T. Batsford, 1991.

Crill, Rosemary. Dress in Detail from Around the World. Series: Dress in Detail. Victoria & Albert Museum, 2004.

Cumming, Valerie. Understanding Fashion History. Costume & Fashion Press, 2004.

Davis, Fred. Fashion, Culture, and Identity. University of Chicago Press, 1992.

DelGaudio, Sybil. Dressing the Part: Sternberg, Dietrich, and Costume. Rutherford, 1993.

Dreser, David, and Garth S. Jowett, eds. Hollywood Goes Shopping. Series: Commerce and Mass Culture. University of Minnesota Press, 2000.

Duet, Caroline. How to Tell the Fashions from the Follies. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925.

Esquevin, Christian. Adrian: Silver Screen to Custom Label. The Monacelli Press, 2008.

Etcoff, Nancy. Survival of the Prettiest. Doubleday, 1999.

Farrer, Peter, ed. In Female Disguise: An Anthology of English and American Short Stories and Literary Passages. Karn Publications, 1992.

Fashion in Detail. Book series, multiple editors. V&A Press, 2009.

Fillin-Yeh, Susan, ed. Dandies: Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture. New York University Press, 2001.

Fishcer-Mirkin, Toby. Dress Code: Understanding the Hidden Meanings of Women’s Clothes. Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1995.

Flügel, J C. The Psychology of Clothes. The Hogarth Press, 1950.

Fraser, Kennedy. The Fashionable Mind: Reflections on Fashion, 1970–1981. Knopf, 1981.

Gaines, Jane, and Charlotte Herzog, eds. Fabrications: Costume and the Female Body. Routledge, 1990.

Garland, Madge. The Changing Form of Fashion. Praeger Publishers, 1970.

Gledhill, Christine, ed. Stardom: Industry of Desire. Routledge, 1991.

Gutner, Howard. Gowns by Adrian: The MGM Years 1928–1941. Harry N. Abrams, 2001.

Harper, Sue. Picturing the Past: The Rise and Fall of the British Costume Film. British Film Institute Publishing, 1994.

Head, Edith, and Paddy Calistro. Edith Head’s Hollywood. Dutton, 1983.

Herald, Jacqueline. Fashions of a Decade: The 1970s. B.T. Batsford, 1991.

Hoefflin, Steven M. The Beautiful Face: The First Mathematical Definition, Classification, and Creation of True Facial Beauty. Self-published, 2002.

Hollander, Anne. Seeing Through Clothes. Viking Press, 1978.

———. Sex and Suits: The Evolution of Modern Dress. Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.

Joselit, Jenna Weissman. A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America. Owl Books, 2001.

Karney, Robyn. Cinema: Year by Year. Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2004.

König, René. A La Mode: On the Social Psychology of Fashion. Translated by F. Bradley. Introduction by Tom Wolfe. The Seabury Press, 1973.

———. The Restless Image: Sociology of Fashion. Translated by F. Bradley. Introduction by Tom Wolfe. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1973.

Laver, James. Costume and Fashion: A Concise History. Thames & Hudson, 2002.

Leese, Elizabeth. Costume Design in the Movies. Ungar Publishers, 1977.

Lehmann, Ulrich. Tigerspring: Fashion in Modernity. The MIT Press, 2000.

Lipovetsky, Gilles. The Empire of Fashion. Princeton University Press, 2002.

Lurie, Alison. The Language of Clothes. Random House, 1981.

Maeder, Edward. Hollywood and History: Costume Design in Film. Thames & Hudson, 1990.

Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda. Jocks and Nerds: Men’s Style in the Twentieth Century. Rizzoli, 1988.

McDonald, Paul. The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities. Wallflower Press, 2000.

Mendes, Valerie, and Amy de la Haye. Lucile, Ltd. Victoria & Albert, 2009.

Mizejewski, Linda. Ziegfeld Girl: Image and Icon in Culture and Cinema. Duke University Press, 1999.

Pecktal, Lynn. Costume Design: Techniques of Modern Masters. Back Stage Books, 1993.

Prichard, Susan Perez. Film Costume: An Annotated Bibliography. The Scarecrow Press, 1981.

Racinet, Auguste. The Complete Costume History. Taschen, 2003.

Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress and Morality. Berg Publishers, 2004.

———. The Gallery of Fashion. Princeton University Press, 2000.

Roach, Mary Ellen, and Joanne Bubolz Eicher. Dress, Adornment, and the Social Order. John Wiley & Sons, 1965.

Rose, Helen. Just Make Them Beautiful. Dennis Landman, 1976.

Rudofsky, Bernard. Are Clothes Modern? An Essay on Contemporary Apparel. Paul Theobald, 1947.

———. The Kimono Mind. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982.

Sharaff, Irene. Broadway & Hollywood: Costumes Designed by Irene Sharaff. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, 1976.

Stacey, Jackie. Star Gazing: Hollywood Cinema and Female Spectatorship. Routledge, 1994.

Steele, Valerie. Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now. Yale University Press, 1997.

———. Paris Fashion: A Cultural History. Berg Publishers, 1988.

Stover, Laren. The Bombshell Manual of Style. Hyperion, 2001.

Street, Sarah. Costume and Cinema: Dress Codes in Popular Film. Wallflower, 2001.

Time-Life Books. This Fabulous Century: 1950–1960. Time-Life Books, 1970.

Wilson, Elizabeth. Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity. University of California Press, 1985.

Woodforde, John. The History of Vanity. Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, 1992.

Vreeland, Diana, and Dale McConathy. Hollywood Costume: Glamour, Glitter, Romance. Abrams, 1976.