...The first appearance of the Costume Institute’s collection was not in a museum, but rather in a Lower East Side Settlement House in Manhattan, New York. Consisting of the wardrobe of a community theater, the early 1900s “collection...
Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10: Global Perspectives
...Until the comparatively recent establishment of specialist fashion museums, dress collections—focused primarily on ethnic, religious, or court dress—had existed in general art museums throughout the world, but they had usually been treated...
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