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    Description"The history of the corset proves that women have attached great importance to outward appearance and this since more than 2000 years. The corset was not a fashion item for the masses. The first flourishing period for the corset dates back to the Elizabethan and Spanish fashion between the 16th and 17th Century. The strict form of the corset went hand in hand with the fashion of the hoop skirt which was made in hard metal and accentuated female slenderness. The slender the loins, the more beautiful a woman". In 'Fashion Icons', Leen Demeester explores fashion trends throughout the centuries. She traces the origins of items of clothing such as the corset, the bra, the dress, the mini-skirt, trousers, accessories and high heels. These 'icons' show a distinct parallel between the history of women's appearance and the history of female emancipation. Top designers confirm that the image of a woman (and her place in society) still depends on her appearance and especially on the clothes she wears.

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    Fashion Icons
    Fashion Trends Throughout the Centuries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leen Demeester
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 245 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 866 g
    ISBN 13: 9789020903812
    ISBN 10: 9020903810

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC classification: TT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    Libri: I-FG
    Ingram Subject Code: FG
    BIC subject category V2: AKTH
    B&T Approval Code: A97603600
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000
    B&T Approval Code: A33801500
    Abridged Dewey: 746
    DC23: 391.2
    Thema V1.0: AKT, AGA, JBSF1
    Illustrations note
    120 Colour
    Editions Lannoo sa
    Imprint name
    Editions Lannoo sa
    Publication date
    16 February 2013
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    Author Information
    Leen Demeester studied Modern Languages at the universities of Ghent in Belgium and of Eichstatt in Germany. Writing is her passion. She has worked as a journalist for trade journals since 2002. She combines teaching Business English with journalism and published her first book on Buddhism and Buddhist quotes in 2007.