Over 1000 new images added to the Berg Fashion Library

Yesterday, the latest update to the Berg Fashion Library went live, with over 1000 new images from partners Bath Fashion Museum and The Philadelphia Museum of Art now available. Plus, there’s a free article on McQueen on the homepage!


© Bath Fashion Museum

The Bath Fashion Museum
500 new images – batch 2/2

The second batch from the Museum’s superb collection is from the Ernestine Carter archive. For over a decade Carter, a former Editor of The Sunday Times, presented and interpreted the latest fashions for the newspaper readers in a column called ‘Mainly for Women’ and, as such, was one of the key arbiters of fashion and style in the UK.

The collection includes black and white editorial photographs of designs by Foale and Tuffin and Biba, contact sheets, and a series of 1920-1940s wedding portraiture.

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© Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art
550 new images – batch 5/5

The latest batch of images from the Philadelphia Museum of Art includes striking millinery designs by Mr. John and Stephen Jones, 1940-1950s womenswear from American designers Hattie Carnegie, D.D, and Leslie Tillett and sculpted curations by Italian designer Roberto Capucci.

A notable selection of photographs of non-western dress showcases not only 19th and 20th century Chinese ceremonial court robes but also the vibrant colours and intricate decorative embroidery of saris, shawls and accessories from a diverse range of cultures including India, Japan, Burma and Indonesia.

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Image: Niall McInerney, Photographer © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

To celebrate the forthcoming exhibition Savage Beauty at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, we have made the chapter of Body Dressing about McQueen available. Don’t miss out on this fascinating read, check out Desire and Dread: Alexander McQueen and the Contemporary Femme Fatale.