Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail (Paperback)
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Short Description for Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail Showcases the opulence and variety of 19th-century fashion through colour photography and line drawings of the garments. This book reveals the period from the embroidery on neoclassical gowns to the colours of crinolines and the tailoring of men's coats. It also reveals the garments that illustrate some of the major themes of 19th-century dress.
- Published: 01 April 2009
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781851775729 ISBN 10: 1851775722
- Sales rank: 37,433
Full description for Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail
This popular book in the "Fashion in Detail" series now available with a new cover, showcases the opulence and variety of nineteenth-century fashion through exquisite colour photography and line drawings of the complete garments. From the delicate embroidery on neoclassical gowns to the vibrant colours of crinolines and the elegant tailoring of men's coats, the richness of the period is revealed in breathtaking detail. The garments revealed here, drawn from the V&A Museum's world famous collection, were at the height of fashion in their time. They display a remarkable range of colours, materials and construction details: from the intricate boning on women's corsets to the patterned silk of men's waistcoats. Seen in close-up and further illuminated by detailed commentary and line drawings that show the ingenuity of the underlying construction, these carefully chosen garments illustrate some of the major themes of nineteenth-century dress.