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The Mode in Costume: A Historical Survey with 202 Plates

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The pursuit of style has prompted centuries of dramatic change in fashion—and author R. Turner Wilcox researched and documented it all in this completely comprehensive volume. A lifelong student of history, costume, and design, she observed decades of fashion innovations from major cities all over the world and served as fashion editor of Women's Wear Daily from 1910 to 1915. Her remarkable Mode series is a definitive reference for anyone with a passion for fashion. From the togas of ancient Rome to the gorgeous gowns of Dior, this lavishly illustrated, thoroughly researched treasury examines men's, women's, and children's clothing — plus accessories — from 3000 B.C. to 1958. Based on medals, coins, sculpture, and decorations of various periods, the images include ancient Egyptian tunics, Chinese silks, Greek sandals, Roman bridal gowns, Persian parasols and fans, Victorian top hats and cravats, Renaissance lace, Venetian breeches, crinolines and bustles, fedoras and homburgs, as well as perfumes, hairstyles, and handbags. A gathering of some of the most distinctive and dramatic styles through the ages, The Mode in Costume is an essential handbook for illustrators, costume designers, and theater students — and compulsory reading for fashionistas.

Book News Annotation:

This reprint of Wilcox's 1958 edition of her history of costume is fun to read, more for her comments on the clothing of the early Twentieth century than the information on earlier periods. She begins with chapters on clothing and hair in the Ancient Middle East and Egypt and continues through the eras in Western Europe. Unlike many such histories, this differentiates among the styles by country within the time periods. She also discusses when certain innovations began to be used, the bobby pin, for example. With over two hundred line drawings, this is still a useful resource of historians of costume. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

From ancient Roman togas to modern Dior gowns, this lavishly illustrated treasury reflects men's, women's, and children's fashions from 3000 B.C. to 1958. An essential handbook for illustrators and compulsive reading for fashionistas.

Synopsis:

The pursuit of style has prompted centuries of dramatic change in fashion. From the togas of ancient Rome to the gorgeous gowns of Dior, this lavishly illustrated, thoroughly researched treasury examines men's, women's, and children's clothing — plus accessories — from 3000 B.C. to 1958. An essential handbook.

About the Author

The fashion editor of Women's Wear Daily from 1910 to 1915, R. Turner Wilcox possessed a depth of knowledge about style, based on research that covered a variety of cultures over centuries.  Her remarkable Mode series is a feast for fashion lovers.

Table of Contents

Foreword
1. Egyptian 3000 to 525 b.c.
2. Babylonian and Assyrian 1500 b.c. to 550 b.c.
3. Ancient Greek 1500 b.c. to the 1st Century b.c.
4. Ancient Roman, the 1st Century b.c. to the 5th a.d.
5. Ancient Persian 550 b.c. through the Crusades
6. The Northern Europeans, the 1st Centuries a.d.
7. Byzantine, 4th Century to the Middle Ages
8. Italian Medieval or Gothic
9. French Medieval or Gothic
10. English Medieval or Gothic
11. Flemish and German Medieval or Gothic
12. Italian Renaissance
13. German Puffs and Slashes, the 1st Half of the 16th Century
14. French Renaissance, the Valois, Charles VIII 1483–1498, Louis XII 1498–1515
15. French Renaissance, the Valois, François I 1515–1547, Henri II 1547–1559
16. French Renaisance, the Valois, Charles IX 1560–1574, Henri III 1574–1589
17. The Hispanic-Moresque Period of Spain
18. Spain of the 16th Century
19. Spain of the Velasquez Portraits
20. Renaissance England, the Tudors, Henry VII 1485–1509, Henry VIII 1509–1547
21. Renaissance England, Edward VI 1547–1553, Mary 1553–1558, Elizabeth 1558–1603
22. Henri IV and Marie De' Medici 1589–1610–1617
23. Louis XIII 1610–1643
24. England under James I 1603–1625, Charles I 1625–1649
25. England under Cromwell, Puritan 1649–1660
26. Louis XIV, 1st Period 1644–1661
27. Louis XIV, 2nd Period 1661–1670
28. Louis XIV, 3rd Period 1670–1715
29. The English Restoration, Charles II 1660–1685, James II 1685–1689
30. Louis XV 1715–1774
31. Louis XVI Marie Antoinette 1774 to the French Revolution 1789
32. The French Revolution 1789–1795
33. Directoire 1795–1799
34. The French Consulate and 1st Empire 1799–1815
35. The French Restoration, Louis XVIII 1815–1824, Charles X 1824–1830
36. English Fashions 1790–1830
37. Louis-Philippe 1830–1848
38. French 2nd Republic 1848–1852, 2nd Empire 1852–1870
39. Victorian England 1837–1901
40. French 1870–1880
41. French 1880–1890
42. French 1890–1900
43. Masculine Costume 1900–1942
44. French 1900–1910
45. French 1910–1920
46. French 1920–1930
47. French 1930–1942
48. 1947 and The New Look
49. 1948–1958
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486468204
Author:
Wilcox, R. Turner
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Textiles & Costume
Subject:
Design - Textile & Costume
Subject:
History
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Textile & Costume
Subject:
Clothing and dress -- History.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fashion and Costumes
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 1.5 lb

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From ancient Roman togas to modern Dior gowns, this lavishly illustrated treasury reflects men's, women's, and children's fashions from 3000 B.C. to 1958. An essential handbook for illustrators and compulsive reading for fashionistas.
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The pursuit of style has prompted centuries of dramatic change in fashion. From the togas of ancient Rome to the gorgeous gowns of Dior, this lavishly illustrated, thoroughly researched treasury examines men's, women's, and children's clothing — plus accessories — from 3000 B.C. to 1958. An essential handbook.
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