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Fashion History


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Pictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Costume: 1200 Full-Color Figures
Pictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Costume: 1200 Full-Color Figures
by Albert Kretschmer
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Ranging from the elegant garments worn by citizens of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to the dramatic clothing of nineteenth-century French, English, and German societies, this stunning pictorial encyclopedia chronicles the full sweep of historic... (read more)

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Lingerie: A History & Celebration of Silks, Satins, Laces, Linens and Other Bare Essentials (Life's Little Luxuries)
Lingerie: A History & Celebration of Silks, Satins, Laces, Linens and Other Bare Essentials (Life's Little Luxuries)
by Catherine Bardey
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ENTICING. DECADENT. EROTIC. SENSUAL. Lingerie comes out of the closet in this fascinating journey through the history, meaning and pleasures of our most intimate apparel. Since Eve donned a fig leaf, lingerie has always been part icon, part turn-on, part... (read more)

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Costume and Fashion: A Concise History (World of Art)
Costume and Fashion: A Concise History (World of Art)
by James Laver
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From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim; from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today—this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and... (read more)

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The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London
The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London
by Hannah Greig
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Caricatured for extravagance, vanity, glamorous celebrity and, all too often, embroiled in scandal and gossip, 18th-century London's fashionable society had a well-deserved reputation for frivolity. But to be fashionable in 1700s London meant more than... (read more)

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V&A Gallery of Fashion
V&A Gallery of Fashion
by Claire Wilcox
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Spanning four centuries, the V&As fashion collection is the most compre­hensive in the world, housing unrivalled col­lections of dress, accessories, shoes, and hats from the 17th century to the present day. This concise volume perfectly... (read more)

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Turn-Of-The-Century Fashion Patterns and Tailoring Techniques (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
Turn-Of-The-Century Fashion Patterns and Tailoring Techniques (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
by S. S. Gordon
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Classic 1901 guide to cutting ladies' tailor-made clothing includes patterns and detailed instructions for creating over 60 garments and parts of wearing apparel: leg-o-mutton sleeves, broad collars, military cape, knickerbockers, bloomers, opera cloak... (read more)

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Great War Fashion: Tales from the History Wardrobe
Great War Fashion: Tales from the History Wardrobe
by Lucy Adlington
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The story of World War I women as told through their changing wardrobes, from silk stockings to factory wear We often talk of "stepping into someone else's shoes." Walking back in time a century ago, which shoes would they be? A pair of silk... (read more)

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Let there be clothes :40,000 years of fashion
Let there be clothes :40,000 years of fashion
by Lynn Schnurnberger
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"Let There Be Clothes" is the most glamorous way to know what the world has been up to, with literally thousands of pictures and quotes, short paragraphs of utmost interest, and brief bios on the fashion immortals.... (read more)

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20th-Century Fashion Illustration: The Feminine Ideal (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
20th-Century Fashion Illustration: The Feminine Ideal (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
by Rosemary Torre
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This fascinating retrospective chronicles the rise and development of modern fashion illustration from the early 1900s to the dawn of the twenty-first century. Its lively narration, illustrated by over seventy original works by fashion's top... (read more)

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Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now
Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now
by Valerie Steele
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From haute couture to hot pants, from glamour to grunge, the past fifty years have witnessed some startling revolutions in fashion. This lively survey of postwar fashion not only describes the great designers and their creations but also places trends in... (read more)

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Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties
Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties
by Joanne Olian
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What were they wearing during the Roaring 20s? This chic collection presents a comprehensive view of Jazz Age fashions with hundreds of sepia-tone illustrations and captions. Selected from a 1927 Montgomery Ward catalog, these images form authentic... (read more)

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A History of Costume
A History of Costume
by Carl Kohler
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Egypt, Babylon, Greece up through 19th-century Europe; based on surviving pieces, art work, much more. Includes many clear, measured patterns for reproducing historic costumes. Full text. 595 illustrations. "Landmark in the field of Western European... (read more)

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Clothing & Accessories from the 40s, 50s & 60s: A Handbook & Price Guide
Clothing & Accessories from the 40s, 50s & 60s: A Handbook & Price Guide
by Jan Lindenberger
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These are vintage fashions that can be worn and enjoyed every day. Ranging from the formal to the whimsical, the chic tailored suits of the 1940s to the free-style fashions of the late-1960s, there is something for every taste. With concise descriptions,... (read more)

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Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being II
Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being II
by Cristina Giorcelli
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Clothing may not make the man (or woman), but it helps. How clothing as a vestige and artifact and as transmitter of identity moves from one use to another, from one fantasy to another fad, from one literary source to another visual one: these are the... (read more)

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The Mode in Footwear: A Historical Survey with 53 Plates
The Mode in Footwear: A Historical Survey with 53 Plates
by R Turner Wilcox
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What shoes were the height of fashion in Paris at the turn of the century? What did Tutankhamen's burial sandals look like? The answers lie in this illustrated compendium covering centuries of footwear, from Egyptian sandals, to Chinese silk wedges... (read more)

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Costume and Fashion: A Concise History (World of Art)
Costume and Fashion: A Concise History (World of Art)
by James Laver
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From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim, this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and materials used through the ages, as well as the ways in which clothes have been... (read more)

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100 Years of Fashion
100 Years of Fashion
by Cally Blackman
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This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear, and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students Over 400... (read more)

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Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Kristina Harris
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Compelling pictorial archive of 264 vintage photographs, selected from rare tintypes and other authentic materials (1850s–1910), depict little girls in their mothers' hats and clothes, sisters wearing identical plaid dresses and button boots, a... (read more)

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Eyewear
Eyewear
by Moss Lipow
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An eye-popping book spectacle Eyeglass designer Moss Lipow trawled eBay, auction houses, garage sales, and flea markets worldwide to amass glasses and photographs for his massive eyewear collection. This book, which traces eyewear’s journey over... (read more)

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Icons of Fashion: The 20th Century (Prestel's Icons)
Icons of Fashion: The 20th Century (Prestel's Icons)
by Gerda Buxbaum
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An exploration of the 20th-century history of fashion which divides the century into 11 stylistic periods. It includes the haute couture, the famous and the radical fashion trends.... (read more)

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