Columbia College Chicago

Fashion Study Collection

Fashion Collection

The Fashion Study Collection (FSC) at Columbia College Chicago is an exceptional collection of designer garments, fashion history, and ethnic dress. A hands-on, academic, and inspirational resource for students and the public, the collection was founded in 1989 and has grown to house more than 6,000 items.

The Fashion Study Collection is dedicated to the collection and documentation of Dress for study and exhibition. It supports teaching and learning across disciplines through the exploration of dress and its relationship to history, culture, art, design, business, and technology.