Madame Demorest’s Illustration Portfolio of the Fashions for 1880 – Full Catalog – FREE!

It’s taken me a little while to work it all out, but I’ve finally fully digitized this wonderful catalog given to me by a dear friend, so that all may enjoy the glory of Madame Demorest’s late Victorian magazine.

Click to go to the magazine in full

The magazine is originally quite large – about 10″ x 14″, making it difficult to scan or photograph.  I’ve done a lot of work in restoring the images and damage.  I’ve tried my best to keep the file size reasonable, but also the text readable, though in some places it will be difficult – the text in the original magazine is about a size 5 type to being with!

I’ve added links for dress patterns throughout, as well as some books and films I’ve found useful and inspiring. You can also download the whole thing (sans links) to keep for future reference: download the full PDF from Google Drive HERE (it’s big, warning)

Please link and share as much as you like.  I believe this information is at its best serving the international costuming community, so please pass the eBook around!  The link to the online version with resource links is:

The link to the downloadable PDF on Google Drive (no resource links) is here:


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