Hispanic Designers  


Curator's Statement
The objects shown on this site were originally presented in a printed brochure as an informational presentation to students, costume researchers, and the general public about Hispanic designer clothing in the costume collection at the National Museum of American History, Behring Center. Although this collection addresses a small part of our holdings, our intent is to share our collections and research to all who are interested. Exhibitions of costumes are few and far between and so, with the distribution of the Hispanic Designer brochure and this Web site, we hope they will be another way for people to see and learn about our collections.


Links to Related Sites
History Wired (http://historywired.si.edu/index.html)
Hispanic Designers Inc. (http://www.hispanicdesigners.org/)
Costume Society of America (http://www.costumesocietyamerica.com/)
Antonio: 25 Years of Creative Collaboration (http://latino.si.edu/virtualgallery/antonio/homemenu.html)

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Further Reading
De Osma, Guillermo. Fortuny. New York: Rizzoli International Pub. Inc., 1980.

Deschodt, Anne-Marie and Doretta Davanzo, Poli. Fortuny. New York: Harry Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 2000.

Jouve, Marie-Andree. Balenciaga. New York: Rizzoli, 1989.

Stegemeyer, Anne. Who's Who in Fashion. New York: Fairchild Publication, 1988.

Martin, Richard. The St. James Encyclopedia: A Survey of Style From 1945 to the Present. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 1997.

O'Hara, Georgina. The Encyclopaedia of Fashion. New York: Harry Abrams, Inc., 1986.

Milbank, Caroline Rennolds. New York Fashion: The Evolution of American Style. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1989.

Couture: The Great Designers. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Inc., 1985.

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Contact Information
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of American History, Behring Center
Division of Social History Costume Collection
Room 4120A
MRC 0610
Washington, DC 20013-7012

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Copyright and Credits
Unless otherwise noted, all text and images are copyright National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. See the Smithsonian copyright statement for more information on terms and conditions of use.

The Hispanic Designer brochure was made possible through funding by the Smithsonian's Center for Latino Initiatives and a generious gift from Elizabeth M. O'Connell.

Harold Dorwin

Emily F. Smith

Crabtree + Company

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