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    Fabulous Frocks (Hardback) By (author) Sarah Gristwood, By (author) Jane Eastoe

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    DescriptionNo item of clothing has endured for longer than the dress. Yet the last century alone has seen the most radical changes of style - hemlines swinging from ankle to thigh; outlines alternating between the body-hugging and the bell - and our fascination with the 'frock' has not gone away. From Gres' draping to Dior's New Look, from Mary Quant's mini to Hussein Chalayan's mechanical marvels, this book looks at the dress in twentieth century fashion. Thematic chapters (Changes, Feminine, Sex, Must-haves, Fantasy, Classical and Art) set out the inspirations and implications for each new change alongside the stunning photography. It is more than eighty years since Coco Chanel invented the little black dress, but every woman still has one in her wardrobe today. It's decades since women discovered trousers and separates, but every woman dreams of wearing a glorious, glamorous gown at least once, whether it's on a Hollywood red carpet, or just on her wedding day. 'Fabulous Frocks' is a book to fire a fashionista's imagination.


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    Title
    Fabulous Frocks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Gristwood, By (author) Jane Eastoe
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 295 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862057982
    ISBN 10: 1862057982
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BIC subject category V2: AKTH
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000
    DC22: 391.009, 391.209
    BISAC V2.8: PHO009000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: GT2060 .E17 2008
    Thema V1.0: AKT, AGA
    Illustrations note
    100 colour & black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    PAVILION BOOKS
    Imprint name
    PAVILION BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sarah Gristwood is a writer and broadcaster who, in her days as a journalist, interviewed everyone from Martin Scorsese to Giorgio Armani. She is the co-author of Fabulous Frocks, also by Pavilion, and of several best-selling historical biographies: Arbella, Elizabeth and Leicester and Blood Sisters, as well as the historical novel The Girl in the Mirror.
    Review quote
    'Fabulous Frocks is', almost certainly, the most exquisite book that every woman should have the privilege of owning. The elegance and sophistication of this unique hardback is an inspirational look into one hundred years of the most amazing dresses. In Magazine, 23rd September 2008