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Fashion History


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Dressing Modern Maternity: The Frankfurt Sisters of Dallas and the Page Boy Label (Costume Society of America)
Dressing Modern Maternity: The Frankfurt Sisters of Dallas and the Page Boy Label (Costume Society of America)
by Kay Goldman
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In Depression-era Dallas, Elsie Frankfurt and Edna Frankfurt Ravkind raised five hundred dollars and launched a daring new enterprise, Page Boy Maternity Clothing--the first to engineer elegance in comfort. When Louise Frankfurt Gartner joined the team,... (read more)

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Children's Costume: The Complete Historical Sourcebook
Children's Costume: The Complete Historical Sourcebook
by John Peacock
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John Peacock charts the development of every kind and style of apparel from earliest times to the present day, for both boys and girls. The hundreds of specially drawn illustrations reproduce in meticulous detail a host of examples from every era of... (read more)

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Authentic French Fashions of the Twenties: 413 Costume Designs from "L Art Et La Mode" (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Authentic French Fashions of the Twenties: 413 Costume Designs from "L Art Et La Mode" (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Joanne Olian
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Over 130 dazzling pages from famed fashion periodical featuring fashions for all occasions by the great French couturiers of the Twenties—Patou, Worth, Molyneux, Paquin, Vionnet, Lanvin and many more. Introduction and captions by editor, who is... (read more)

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British Costume from Earliest Times to 1820 (Dover Pictorial Archives)
British Costume from Earliest Times to 1820 (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Emily Jessi Ashdown
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Hard-to-find classic drew on primary sources — actual costumes, illuminated manuscripts, effigies, etc. — to provide authentic detailed coverage of what people wore in Britain from the early Saxon period (ca. A.D. 460) to the reign of King... (read more)

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Fashion of the 20th Century: 100 Years of Fashion Ads
Fashion of the 20th Century: 100 Years of Fashion Ads
by Jim Heimann
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The way we wore The story of modern fashion—from couture to mass market The 20th century saw fashion evolve from an exclusive Parisian salon business catering to a wealthy elite, into a global industry employing millions, with new trends... (read more)

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Women's Costume of the Ancient World: 700 Full-Color Illustrations
Women's Costume of the Ancient World: 700 Full-Color Illustrations
by Paul L De Giafferri
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One of the most extensive pictorial collections of its kind, this volume of 700 full-color illustrations provides an authentic and fascinating glimpse of what fashionable women were wearing more than 2,000 years ago. Like many of today's young ladies... (read more)

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Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition
Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition
by Beverley Jackson
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An extraordinary exploration of footbinding that encompasses Chinese art and mythology, social and political history, and truly exotic eroticism. The author's vast collection of historical and contemporary photographs, plus 40 full-color "portraits... (read more)

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The Worldwide History of Dress
The Worldwide History of Dress
by Patricia R Anawalt
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From Neolithic plant-fiber skirts, Ancient Egyptian linen shifts, and Classical togas through Mongolian shamanic robes, Japanese kimonos, and Indian saris to nineteenth-century Tyrolean dirndls, contemporary African ceremonial attire, and today's Middle... (read more)

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The Long and Short of It: The Madcap History of the Skirt
The Long and Short of It: The Madcap History of the Skirt
by Ali Basye
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From its simple beginnings as a unisex body wrap to its bold march forward as an iconic symbol of femininity to a haute couture fashion statement, the skirt has had a perilous journey—one day subject to accolades, the next ridicule, and even... (read more)

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Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
by Caroline Weber
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A Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year When her carriage first crossed over from her native Austria into France, fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette was taken out, stripped naked before an entourage, and dressed in French attire to please the... (read more)

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A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry, 1860-1960 (Costume Society of America)
A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry, 1860-1960 (Costume Society of America)
by Gabriel Goldstein
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Flip on the entertainment news, open an issue of a popular magazine, or step into any department store—and youll appreciate the impact of the multibillion-dollar fashion industry on American culture. Yet its origins in the nineteenth-century... (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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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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Cultural History of Fashion in the Twentieth Century: From the Catwalk To the Sidewalk (07 - Old Edition)
Cultural History of Fashion in the Twentieth Century: From the Catwalk To the Sidewalk (07 - Old Edition)
by Bonnie English
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The 20th Century saw the effective end of haute couture, the rise of prêt... (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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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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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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