Vintage Design and Inspiration

Seven Sinners Costume sketch
Vera West

L'Officiel de Mode   French Fashion Magazine Archive, 1920 - Current.

L'Art et la Mode  French Fashion Magazine Archive, 1883 - 1965.

My Vintage Vogue  An archive/library of fashion images from the 1920's through the 1960's.

André Studios, 1930 - 1941  A collection of detailed fashion drawings and sketches by the New York firm André Fashion Studios.

Fashion-Era  An extensive fashion and costume history site that spans two centuries.

Fashion and Style Sites  Links to vintage fashion illustrations and photographs, many from the French fashion magazines, Modes de Paris and Echo de la Mode.  1920's through the 1950's.

Costumer's Manifesto  Links to hundreds of fashion and costume related sites.  Some sites may no longer exist.

For The Love of Opera Gloves  Extensive site dedicated to the love of gloves.  You will spend hours here.  Includes hundreds of photographs of film stars and their gloves.

Vintage Patterns Wiki  Huge archive for vintage sewing patterns. 

A la Recherche des Modes Perdues et Oubliées  Scans of fabulous fashions from vintage French magazines such as Elle, Femina, La Mode Pratique, Modes et Travaux, Le Jardin des Modes, etc.

HPrints  Archive of vintage French ads and fashion illustrations featured in various French periodicals from 1900 to the 1990's.