Vintage Fashion Guild

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Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG)
Formation2002; 20 years ago (2002)
TypeNon-profit educational organization
PurposePreservation and promotion of vintage fashion.[1]

The Vintage Fashion Guild, also known as VFG, is an international non-profit educational organization dedicated to vintage fashion and its preservation and promotion.[1] Founded in 2002 by Anne Dettmer[2], it has grown to provide resources for the vintage-fashion industry in publicly available resources[3] as well as member only resources for qualified sellers and professionals.[4]


The Vintage Fashion Guild curates a variety of fashion history and fashion resources:[5]

  • Information about vintage fabrics, including how to determine fibers, common uses, and appearances of wool, silk, cotton, linen, and related fibers.[3][6]
  • History and description of different types of clothing and fashion[7], such as corsets[8]
  • Timelines of fashion items by decade from 1800 onwards with descriptions of styles, fabrics, and resources on how to identify clothing.[9]
  • History of specific clothing manufacturers, vintage garments, and accessories.[10]
  • Collections of vintage labels to help date clothing.[11]

The VFG also has a forum, blog, and newsletter.

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Library reference guides[edit]

Additional reading[edit]

The Vintage Fashion Guild is cited in the following books:

  • Jenkins, Nicole. (2009). Love vintage : a passion for collecting fashion. Lewis, Tira. Baulkham Hills, N.S.W.: Carter's. ISBN 9781876079314. OCLC 472358780. Search this book on Logo.png

See also[edit]

  • Fashion History Museum
  • 2010s in fashion
  • Cashmere wool
  • Liberty (department store)
  • Miniskirt
  • Ceil Chapman
  • George Halley (couturier)
  • Anne Fogarty


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Vintage Fashion Guild". LA Times Blogs - The Daily Mirror. 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  2. Echo, Liverpool (2005-01-10). "Vintage clothes as an investment". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Got a Mystery Fabric?". Threads. 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  4. "Vintage Fashion Guild, a gem of a site for vintage knowledge | The Womens Room". Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  5. "Vintage Fashion Guild - Antique and Vintage Hall of Fame | Collectors Weekly". Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  6. "A resource "Vintage Fashion Guild: The Ultimate Resource for Vintage Fashion"". NTU Art & Design Library. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  7. Jacobs, Alexandra (2011-12-23). "For the Hostess, Slipping into Something a Little More Practical". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  8. "Here's How Corsets Evolved Over The Decades". Bustle. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  9. Powell, Kimberly. "Women's Fashion Throughout History". ThoughtCo. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  10. Rasmussen, Rachel (2013-10-14). "Behind The Seams: 1950's Pleated Dress by The Carlye Dress Corporation". Colette. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  11. Heller, Steven (2019-04-26). "Embroidering A Story About Vintage Clothing Labels". Print Magazine. Retrieved 2019-07-03.

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