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Ruling from the Dragon Throne: Costumes of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Ruling from the Dragon Throne: Costumes of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
by John Vollmer
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Toward the end of nearly 2,000 years of imperial rule in China, the last dynasty, designated Qing, was led by the ethnically and culturally distinct Manchu people. The Manchu established a political organization using clothing fashioned after their... (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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Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns, Book Two
Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns, Book Two
by Susan (edt) North
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Book Two in the V&As groundbreaking new series presents 17 patterns for garments and accessories from a 17th-century womans wardrobe. It includes patterns for a loose gown, a jacket, a pair of stays and a boned bodice, ivory and wooden busks, shoes... (read more)

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Fashion in the Middle Ages
Fashion in the Middle Ages
by Margaret Scott
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From the costly velvets and furs worn by kings to the undyed wools and rough linens of the peasantry, the clothing worn by the various classes in the Middle Ages played an integral role in medieval society. In addition to providing clues to status... (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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What People Wore When: A Complete Illustrated History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society
What People Wore When: A Complete Illustrated History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society
by Melissa Leventon
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What People Wore When combines the studies of two classic nineteenth-century illustrators Auguste Racinet and Friedrich Hottenroth for the first time. Their works are presented first by chronology and then by subject, so that illustrators, historians... (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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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 (97 Edition)
Fifty Years of Fashion : New Look To Now (97 Edition)
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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1000 Dessous: A History of Lingerie
1000 Dessous: A History of Lingerie
by Gilles Neret
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Since the beginning of civilization, women have worn underwear. Justified as protection, or a hygienic necessity, this "second skin" was devised to satisfy perverse erotic instincts. A "trap laid by Venus" to entertain and stimulate the fantasies of both... (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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Elle Style: The 1980s
Elle Style: The 1980s
by Elle
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"Elle</i> magazine, leader in fashion and style, has compiled a tribute to the 1980s in a fun, informative and colorful book that will set one musing on what was "en vogue</i> in days past and influencing fashion "a la mode</i>... (read more)

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Vintage Fashions for Women, 1950s-1960s
Vintage Fashions for Women, 1950s-1960s
by Kristina Harris
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Bebop back to post-war America, to crinoline, snug-bodiced, full-skirted dresses, sheath gowns, clear plastic evening shoes, and much more. This colorful book illustrates hundreds of examples of this exciting era of design. Over 500 photos will make it... (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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Vecellio S Renaissance Costume Book (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Vecellio S Renaissance Costume Book (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Cesare Vecellio
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All 500 woodcut illustrations from the famous 16th-century compendium: nobles, matrons, peasants, more. New English captions.... (read more)

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Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
by Penguin Group Usa (cor)
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A collection of one hundred postcards from the classic covers of Vogue Launched in 1892 and acquired by Condé Nast in 1909, Vogue has been setting fashion trends and writing cutting-edge social commentary for over a century. Described as "... (read more)

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Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Lustre. Dana Thomas
Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Lustre. Dana Thomas
by Dana Thomas
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Once luxury was available only to the rarefied and aristocratic world of old money and royalty. It offered a history of tradition, superior quality, and a pampered buying experience. Today, however, luxury is simply a product packaged and sold by... (read more)

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Fashion in Impressionist Paris
Fashion in Impressionist Paris
by Debra N Mancoff
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Even before the advent of haute couture, Paris was a great centre of fashion. During the second half of the nineteenth century, when the capital was transformed by an ambitious urban plan, its residents responded in kind, wearing styles as polished and... (read more)

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