"This catalogue is being issued in conjunction with the inaugural installation in the newly designed Costume Galleries of The Brooklyn Museum. Entitled "Changing Fashions" it provides a survey of the clothes worn by American women from 1800 to 1970."
"A cursory study of styles in clothing can be deceptive. Changes of fashion in garments are written about more than in any other field of design. It is seemingly easy to trace in introduction of a mode, but it is practically impossible to proclaim its demise."