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From the first fashion style of the Egyptians to the emergence of "haute couture in the 20th century
Beautifully designed with over 300 photographs and illustrations, The Complete History of Costume & Fashion is a comprehensive illustrated guide to the history of clothing and fashion. At various times in history, fashionable dress has taken very different forms. From the first fashion style of the Egyptians to the extravagant clothes of the Romans, from the birth of the Dandy to the emergence of haute couture in the twentieth century, this book chronicles the evolution of style for both males and females from a social, cultural, and historical perspective.
Organized by specific time periods, coverage includes fashions from:
-- Ancient Egypt
-- Greece and Rome
-- The Middle Ages
-- Early Renaissance
-- The seventeenth through the twentieth centuries.