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Fashion Photography in the Kellen Design Archives

A Tip About Searching in a Catalog

If you cannot find materials in a catalog using a keyword search or a subject search, think about some alternative words that would describe what you are seeking.

The archives and library staff members who create catalog records choose broad subject headings that describe the essence of collections, not specific items. Ask a reference librarian for help searching in the catalog, or contact the Kellen Design Archives directly to discuss your research topic.

Helpful Search Terms

If you're searching in a library catalog for archival materials about fashion photography, try using the term "fashion photography." 

You can also try searching for:

  •  the name of a fashion photographer who interests you
  •  the name of a designer if you want to explore how his/her fashions were interpreted by photographers
  • the name of a magazine or a store commissioning fashion photographs

Other useful terms might be:

Advertising photography

Commercial photography

Costume -- Pictorial works

Costume design -- Pictorial works

Fashion merchandising

Fashion shows

Men’s clothing -- Pictorial works

Models (Persons)


Photography, Artistic

Photography of women

Women’s clothing -- Pictorial works