20 free fashion books to download from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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20 free fashion books to download from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Did you know that you can download 425 books and exhibition catalogs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art for free? This isn’t April fools, this is the wonderful reality of open culture. I found a wealth of fashion titles full of high quality photos and immediately knew I had to share them with you. Most of these books are out of print, so this is the easiest way to get them. Enjoy your legal downloads!

Christian Dior by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1996) / Download

American Ingenuity: Sportswear, 1930s–1970s by Richard Martin (1998) / Download

The Essential Art of African Textiles by Alisa LaGamma and Christine Giuntini (2008) / Download

History of Russian Costume from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century by various authors / Download

Madame Grès by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1994) / Download

Our New Clothes: Acquisitions of the 1990s by Richard Martin (1999) / Download

The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789–1815 by various authors / Download

Bare Witness by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1996) / Download

Bloom! by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1995) / Download

Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century by Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton (2006) / Download

The Eighteenth-Century Woman by Olivier Bernier (1982) / Download

The Imperial Style: Fashions of the Hapsburg Era by Polly Cone (1980) / Download

From Queen to Empress: Victorian Dress, 1837–1877 by Caroline Goldthorpe (1989) / Download

Haute Couture by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1995) / Download

Infra-Apparel by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1993) / Download

The Manchu Dragon: Costumes of the Ch’ing Dynasty, 1644–1912 by Jean Mailey (1980) / Download

Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1994) / Download

Waist Not: The Migration of the Waist, 1800–1960 by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1994) / Download

Wordrobe by Richard Martin (1997) / Download

La Belle Époque by Julian, Philippe, and Diana Vreeland (1982) / Download
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