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Beauty and Fashion
Fashion History


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Fifty Years of Fashion: From New Look to Now
Fifty Years of Fashion: From 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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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 Way We Wore: Black Style Then
The Way We Wore: Black Style Then
by Michael Mccollom
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A unique look at how personal African-American style moments have permeated fashion culture worldwide.... (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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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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andldquo;Meticulously detailed as well as gorgeous....The color photographsandmdash;which cover page after page and capture these intricate designs in close-upandmdash;are the main source of delight.andrdquo; andmdash;Time Out (London) Now available in... (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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The Complete Fashion Sourcebook
The Complete Fashion Sourcebook
by John Peacock
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The renowned costume drawings of John Peacock, charting the development of women's and men's clothing from the 1920s onward, now brought together in one volume. This beautifully illustrated, easy-reference volume, with its year-by-year format, allows... (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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100 Years of Fashion Illustration
100 Years of Fashion Illustration
by Cally Blackman
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A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day. Early in the... (read more)

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Fashions of the Thirties: 476 Authentic Copyright-Free Illustrations (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Fashions of the Thirties: 476 Authentic Copyright-Free Illustrations (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Carol B Grafton
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In the 1930s, the Fashion Review Service offered a wide selection of advertising spots to small clothing and department stores that had no art staffs of their own. The cuts provided an accurate depiction of the latest fashion trends―hemline... (read more)

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A Cultural History of Fashion in the Twentieth Century: From the Catwalk to the Sidewalk
A Cultural History of Fashion in the Twentieth Century: From the Catwalk to the Sidewalk
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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History of International Fashion
History of International Fashion
by Didier Grumbach
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"Industry veteran Grumbach takes you through the history of fashion in this lavishly illustrated book, from its humble beginnings to today's superstar designers. As he explains, the first designers were low-ranking dressmakers, who, until the 17th... (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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The Origins of Italian Fashion: 1900-1945
The Origins of Italian Fashion: 1900-1945
by Sofia Gnoli
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This fascinating book explores Italian fashion at the beginning of the 20th century, tracing its growth through two world wars to emerge as a dominant force in global fashion. When the Lombard tailor Rosa Genoni created the first Italian fashion house... (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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Erte S Fashion Designs
Erte S Fashion Designs
by Erte
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Ert&eacute; once designed a costume for Mata Hari. Sixty-seven years later, still creating, he designed costumes and sets for the 1980 Glyndebourne Festival's Der Rosenkavalier. In between (mostly in the '20s) he was the only top Paris designer... (read more)

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Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
by Penguin Books
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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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