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French Culture through Fashion: Research Fashion

Prepared in connection with Masano Yamashita's course's FREN 3300.

Background Search

Connecting your Search Terms

Image shows an advanced search with the terms France AND fashion OR défilé de mode

Boolean Searching Tips

Boolean Operator Example What it Does
AND France AND fashion Narrows your search
Fashion AND gender construction OR identity
Broadens your search
Fashion AND political expression NOT Italy
Weeds out unhelpful items
* (Asterisk) Marie Marot AND androgyn* clothing Includes all possible word ending variations
"Quotation marks" "France's gentlewoman" Searches an exact phrase, those words in that order


An interesting long journalism reading touching on issues of responsible fashion and sustainability: Elizabeth Paton. The New Laws Trying to Take the Anxiety Out of Shopping. The New York Times, 30 September 2022.

Core Databases


Browsing Fashion through Call Numbers

Use the call numbers below to browse through the stacks for your specific subject:

“Fashion” - GT 500-2000+

“Fashion” - TT 500 - TT645

“Fashion and art” - GT 529.A7

“Fashion design” - TT 507

“Fashion drawing” - TT 509

“Fashion in film” - PN 1995.9 C56-C58

“Fashion merchandising” - HD 9940

“Fashion photography” - TR 679

“Fashion shows” - TT 502

“Fashion writing” - TT 503.5

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