Did you know that you can download 425 books and exhibition catalogs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art for free? This isn't April fools, this is the wonderful reality of open culture. I found a wealth of fashion titles full of high quality photos and immediately knew I had to share them with you. Most of these books are out of print, so this is the easiest way to get them. Enjoy your legal downloads!

Christian_Dior

Christian Dior by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1996) / Download
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American_Ingenuity_Sportswear_1930s_1970s

American Ingenuity: Sportswear, 1930s–1970s by Richard Martin (1998) / Download
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The_Essential_Art_of_African_Textiles_Design_Without_End

The Essential Art of African Textiles by Alisa LaGamma and Christine Giuntini (2008) / Download
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History_of_Russian_Costume_from_the_Eleventh_to_the_Twentieth_Century

History of Russian Costume from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century by various authors / Download
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Madame_Gres

Madame Grès by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1994) / Download
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Our_New_Clothes_Acquisitions_of_the_1990s

Our New Clothes: Acquisitions of the 1990s by Richard Martin (1999) / Download
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The_Age_of_Napoleon_Costume_from_Revolution_to_Empire_1789_1815

The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789–1815 by various authors / Download
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Bare_Witness

Bare Witness by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1996) / Download
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Bloom

Bloom! by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1995) / Download
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Dangerous_Liaisons_Fashion_and_Furniture_in_the_Eighteenth_Century

Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century by Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton (2006) / Download
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The_Eighteenth_Century_Woman

The Eighteenth-Century Woman by Olivier Bernier (1982) / Download
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The_Imperial_Style_Fashions_of_the_Hapsburg_Era

The Imperial Style: Fashions of the Hapsburg Era by Polly Cone (1980) / Download
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From_Queen_to_Empress_Victorian_Dress_1837_1877

From Queen to Empress: Victorian Dress, 1837–1877 by Caroline Goldthorpe (1989) / Download
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Haute_Couture

Haute Couture by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1995) / Download
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Infra_Apparel

Infra-Apparel by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1993) / Download
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The_Manchu_Dragon_Costumes_of_the_Ching_Dynasty_1644_1912

The Manchu Dragon: Costumes of the Ch'ing Dynasty, 1644–1912 by Jean Mailey (1980) / Download
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Orientalism_Visions_of_the_East_in_Western_Dress

Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1994) / Download
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Waist_Not_The_Migration_of_the_Waist_1800_1960

Waist Not: The Migration of the Waist, 1800–1960 by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1994) / Download
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Wordrobe

Wordrobe by Richard Martin (1997) / Download
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La_Belle_Epoque

La Belle Époque by Julian, Philippe, and Diana Vreeland (1982) / Download