Fashion Study Collection
The Fashion Study Collection (FSC) at Columbia College Chicago is an exceptional collection of designer garments, fashion history, and ethnic (non-western) dress. An 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.
With more than 150 curated class visits each year, FSC provides a unique, hands-on environment for students to study fashion’s historical evolution and contemporary innovation. By giving to the FSC, you support the conservation of the collection and the targeted acquisition of new pieces that promote student learning.
Columbia College Chicago is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, charitable and educational organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
For questions regarding financial gifts, contact:
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
600 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60605
To make an in-kind gift of historical, cultural, or designer pieces, contact:
Fashion Study Collection Manager