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    Elizabeth: Reigning in Style (Hardback) By (author) Jane Eastoe

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    DescriptionThe wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth II, as befits any monarch, is one of exquisite and sumptuous occasion frocks, dignified hats and coats for state visits and national walkabouts and practical clothes for off-duty pursuits. At every appearance, her public watch her closely and her outfits always come in for scrutiny and comment. Published to coincide with her Diamond Jubilee year, this remarkable book takes a fond look back at the days when her Majesty led the way in terms of fashion, showcasing the best of the world's designers. From the coronation to the present day the Queen has attracted comment, but in the fifties and sixties particularly she was a style icon, copied and adored. In the 1950s her wardrobe was characterized by romantic, glamorous, yet practical dresses, with fashionable nipped-in waists and full skirts. A more tailored silhouette took over in the 1960s. While in the 1970s she embraced a more floaty, relaxed style to match the feel of the decade. Looking at the fabulous vintage wardrobe of our Queen tells us much about the times she has lived in as well as a glimpse into the archives of fashion. From the feminine, intricately embroidered New Look dresses of Norman Hartnell through the more tailored simplicity of Hardy Amies to the more flowing style of Ian Thomas in the 1970s, the Queen's wardrobe has been inspirational in terms of vintage fashion. This sartorial biography charts a woman's move from wasp-waisted princess to stately national icon and is a must-buy for the vintage clothes enthusiast as much as for dedicated followers of her Majesty the Queen.


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    Title
    Elizabeth
    Subtitle
    Reigning in Style
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jane Eastoe
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 206 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862059481
    ISBN 10: 1862059489
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, HBJD1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DB
    BIC subject category V2: BGR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 941.085092
    BIC subject category V2: JFCK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    B&T Approval Code: A40303000
    Libri: I-FG
    Ingram Subject Code: FG
    B&T Approval Code: A97603600
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000, DES005000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJP, 1DB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000, PHO009000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 941.085092
    LC classification: DA590 .E17 2012
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    colour and black and white photographs
    Publisher
    ANOVA Books
    Imprint name
    PAVILION BOOKS
    Publication date
    03 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jane Eastoe has been a journalist and author for 25 years. She has been writing for the National Trust Books list for the last 3 years and was the chief contributor to the National Trust Book of the Countryside, including the regional features. Her other books include Wild Food, Home Grown Fruit and Allotments. She is a softie cyclist, enjoying the Kent countryside, where she lives, on two wheels.
    Review quote
    "With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee just in the rear view, this hardcover is a natural transition into exploring a timeline of her fashion choices." --On the Runway.com, hosted on NYTimes.com