Fashion Illustration & Costume Design Gallery

Fashion Illustration



Fashion illustration featured in women's magazines from in the 1850s to the present offers inspirational solutions to contemporary design problems.

During the Golden Age of Illustration (1880 to the 1920s), men's and women's fashions appeared in story illustrations and advertising and can be used as accurate references of specific time periods.

In the 1930s photography began to replace artwork to illustrate clothing styles in magazines.

The examples shown here reflect the range of styles incorporated by artists, both men and women illustrators of the era.



Be sure and browse through the other Image Galleries on this site for more examples of fashion illustration.


For hints on how to incorporate vintage illustration into your design projects, see Creative Solutions.

You can find Golden Age fashions on gift cards you can customize at the
Windgate Time Machine at Zazzle.

Sports clothes 1912 Black dress 1920

Beach fashions, 1919 Sports cloths, 1916

Spring fashions, 1917 costume, 1921

Victorian gowns, 1892 theater costume, 1887

Royal costume Toreador costume, 1920

French costumes, 18th. Century

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(More fashions and costumes are coming soon!)

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