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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.
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.
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.
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
Foreword1. 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 Crusades6. The Northern Europeans, the 1st Centuries a.d.7. Byzantine, 4th Century to the Middle Ages8. Italian Medieval or Gothic9. French Medieval or Gothic10. English Medieval or Gothic11. Flemish and German Medieval or Gothic12. Italian Renaissance13. German Puffs and Slashes, the 1st Half of the 16th Century14. French Renaissance, the Valois, Charles VIII 14831498, Louis XII 1498151515. French Renaissance, the Valois, François I 15151547, Henri II 1547155916. French Renaisance, the Valois, Charles IX 15601574, Henri III 1574158917. The Hispanic-Moresque Period of Spain18. Spain of the 16th Century19. Spain of the Velasquez Portraits20. Renaissance England, the Tudors, Henry VII 14851509, Henry VIII 1509154721. Renaissance England, Edward VI 15471553, Mary 15531558, Elizabeth 1558160322. Henri IV and Marie De' Medici 15891610161723. Louis XIII 1610164324. England under James I 16031625, Charles I 1625164925. England under Cromwell, Puritan 1649166026. Louis XIV, 1st Period 1644166127. Louis XIV, 2nd Period 1661167028. Louis XIV, 3rd Period 1670171529. The English Restoration, Charles II 16601685, James II 1685168930. Louis XV 1715177431. Louis XVI Marie Antoinette 1774 to the French Revolution 178932. The French Revolution 1789179533. Directoire 1795179934. The French Consulate and 1st Empire 1799181535. The French Restoration, Louis XVIII 18151824, Charles X 1824183036. English Fashions 1790183037. Louis-Philippe 1830184838. French 2nd Republic 18481852, 2nd Empire 1852187039. Victorian England 1837190140. French 1870188041. French 1880189042. French 1890190043. Masculine Costume 1900194244. French 1900191045. French 1910192046. French 1920193047. French 1930194248. 1947 and The New Look49. 19481958