Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection

The Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design maintains the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection, which includes more than 9,000 garments, flat textiles, and accessories from the late 18th Century to present.  The collection is used for exhibition, teaching, and research. A gallery for fashion exhibitions is located on the first floor of the Human Ecology Building, and is open during normal weekday business hours when the University is in session. Approximately three exhibitions are mounted each year, and documented through the Cornell University Library Exhibits Website (http://exhibits.library.cornell.edu). The collection is Directed by Dr. Denise Nicole Green (dng22@cornell.edu); Ms. Helen McLallen (hmm78@cornell.edu) serves as the collection manager and is assisted by a number of student research assistants and volunteers.

You are invited to search the online gallery featuring highlights of the Collection. Also visit the fully searchable online Catalog Database created for the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection, which is still being expanded. Photographs are gradually being added to the catalog.

Not only the online catalog, but also the Collection itself is open to researchers by appointment. If you have questions regarding the collection, please contact costume@cornell.edu or find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cornellcostume/) and Instagram (@cornellcostumecollection / http://www.instagram.com/cornellcostumecollection)


If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection, you can make your gift online or you may mail a check made out Cornell University with CCTC #859808 in the memo line and send it to:

Cornell University
Box 37334
Boone, IA 50037-0334