Research Books on Real Regency Clothes

A very short list compiled by Cathy Decker
Links last checked 20 April 2004

This short list contains books from the 1980s and 1990s that I have consulted and enjoyed. If the book was published by a museum, I have linked to that museum's web page. I have also added links to amazon.com in case you want to read more about the books or try to buy a copy (if not, don't bother to click on any of the book titles).


Bourhis, Katell Le, et al., eds. The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Fans in Fashion: Selections from The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco by Anna G. Bennett, with Ruth Berson. Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle, 1981.

Handy, Amy, ed. Revolution in Fashion: European Clothing, 1715-1815. New York: Abbeville Press, 1989.

Levi-Strauss, Monique. The Cashmere Shawl. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1986.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. An Elegant Art: Fashion and Fantasy in the Eighteenth Century. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1983.

Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda. Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994.

Ribiero, Aileen. Fashion in the French Revolution. New York: Holmes and Meier, 1988.

Rothstein, Natalie, ed. Four Hundred Years of Fashion. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1984.

Staniland, Kay. In Royal Fashion: The Clothes of Princess Charlotte of Wales & Queen Victoria 1796-1901. London: Museum of London, 1997.


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