Online exhibitions across Cornell University Library

Vintage Vision

Vintage Vision

The Art of Gazette du Bon Ton

In 1912 Lucien Vogel started a new magazine dedicated to presenting the fashions of the most prominent Parisian design houses in the most luxurious way possible - la

Union-Made: Fashioning America in the Twentieth Century

Union-Made: Fashioning America in the Twentieth Century

This exhibit focuses on the role played by two major American clothing workers’ unions, the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) and the Amalgamated

Films, Mills, and Poets: Mid-Century Bombay

Films, Mills, and Poets: Mid-Century Bombay

Films, Mills, and Poets: Mid-Century Bombay was an exhibit that was shown at the Carl A. Kroch Library's Asia Collections between September and November 2017, in

Go Figure: The Fashion Silhouette and the Female Form

Go Figure: The Fashion Silhouette and the Female Form

Go Figure explores perceptions and representations of Euro-American beauty ideals across the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Through outerwear and undergarments, this

Texture

Texture

An eclectic exhibition, indeed. It grew out of a simple and (intentionally) vague prompt: texture. What resulted was a group of students and staff members selecting

The Biggest Little Fashion City

The Biggest Little Fashion City

Ithaca & Silent Film Style

The Biggest Little Fashion City explored Ithaca’s silent film history through the lens of costume, style, and fashion by chronicling the influence of the actors and

Unturned Leaves

Unturned Leaves

Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Prior to the 20th century, one of the few paths to scientific relevance for women was the pursuit of botany; a number of women achieved success and recognition through

Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline

Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline

WOMEN EMPOWERED: Fashions from the Frontline chronicles how women have strategically and persistently used fashion to empower and uplift. From activists to politicians,

FASHION & FEATHERS

FASHION & FEATHERS

FASHION AND FEATHERS explores the complex and nebulous space between inspiration and exploitation. Throughout the exhibition, we have endeavored to identify as many

Black Excellence: Fashion that Prevails

Black Excellence: Fashion that Prevails

Black Excellence: Fashion that Prevails showcases the work of Black style tastemakers, influencers, and designers. The exhibition is organized thematically around the

Written in Petals

Written in Petals

The Language of Flowers in Victorian Europe

Though an ancient practice, attaching meanings to flowers probably reached the zenith of its expression in the books of the mid-nineteenth century printed in England,

Chinese Traditional Dress

Chinese Traditional Dress

The 10,000-item Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection holds many hidden treasures from several centuries of fashion. An exhibit, “Chinese Traditional Dress and Its

Selections from the Barazangi Map Collection

Selections from the Barazangi Map Collection

Understanding the Middle East through Geologic Movement

This exhibit features maps donated by Professor Muawia Barazangi, emeritus professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The maps and images explore

Engaging Early American History through Mapping

Engaging Early American History through Mapping

HIST 2391 - From Terra Incognita to Territories of Nation-States

History 2391 grew out of a desire to find a new way to expose students to the rich and diverse visual record of Early American history. The seminar engages the rich

Story/Lines

Story/Lines

visual narratives in Japanese pop culture

A. D. White Library Tour

A. D. White Library Tour

A curated tour through the President Andrew Dickson White Library, the historic heart of Cornell's first library, and iconic university landmark. This online exhibition

Green Armor

Green Armor

Wrap, Protect, Cover, Perform

GREEN ARMOR is a fashion exhibition that explores and celebrates the power of the color green as a form of armor throughout fashion history. Green has a longstanding

Trash: Rethink and Reclaim

Trash: Rethink and Reclaim

In this exhibition we use trash as a lens to rethink the social constructions of waste, marginalization, and consumption and how we might reclaim these stories through

Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

Fashion and Function in Circus Performance

The relationship between circus and fashion is one of ebb and flow, inspiration and aspiration: the iconic imagery of circus dress symbolism has long influenced design

The Prep

The Prep

A Curatorial Styling Exhibition on the Evolution of the Preppy Style and its Relevance in 2021

The Prep is a curatorial styling exhibit that analyses the trajectory of the preppy style from its origins to modern day. In exploring the stylistic and lifestyle

Clothing Amidst Conflict

Clothing Amidst Conflict

Womenswear During World War II

How did global warfare affect women's fashion in the United States during WWII? In this exhibit, we explore women's changing roles during wartime through the clothing

Fabricating Archives of African History

Fabricating Archives of African History

Students in the seminar – Dress, Cloth and Identity in Africa and the Diaspora (HIST 2452) – have spent this semester exploring the different histories that can be

Engaging Communities, Empowering Students

Engaging Communities, Empowering Students

Engaging Communities, Empowering Students: Fostering Cross-Cultural Connections through Dress, 1936-1958 explores the different ways international students helped to