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FYSEM 110FA: Fashion, Style and Design

Biographical reference works

What follows is a selected list of bibliographical reference works. You may also find designer biographies in other reference works listed in this guide's Background Information page.

Book length biographies and autobiographies

For more established and older designers, you may be able to find book-length biographies or autobiographies by searching the library catalog.  For best results, try doing a subject keywords search on the name of the designer and biography (e.g., coco chanel biography):

Interviews and profiles

For more recent individuals who are less famous or have yet to make it into reference works or other books, newspapers and magazines are a possible source of information. Some news databases even allow you to limit your search to interviews and biographical information.
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