Fashion

Fashion : The Ultimate Book of Costume and Style

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Description

Is fashion your passion? Unlock the language of clothes with this ultimate fashion show that traces people's dress over the past 3000 years.

Fashion is a visual feast, packed with stunning illustrations of 1,500 costumes from around the globe. It celebrates famous trendsetters, designers, and fashion icons from Queen Henrietta Maria to Jackie Onassis and Jean Paul Gautier.

Fashion endlessly reinvents itself, reflecting society's trends and innovations. Discover why different looks caught on, from the elaborate ruffs, wigs, and farthingales of the 17th century, to Dior's "new look" in 1947 and shoulder pads in the 1980s. Find out why for centuries people's dress was regulated by governments' "sumptuary rules" and how the invention of new textiles from velvet to lycra influenced clothing design.

Whether you're part of the fashion industry, a student, or you just love clothes, Fashion is both a glorious visual treat and a treasured history.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 258 x 303 x 37mm | 2,828g
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
  • 1405398795
  • 9781405398794
  • 102,404

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Wonderful photography and interesting facts make this book ideal to browse through at your leisure. It's stunning and a real keep-safe. A must have for all fashionistas. Natasha Harding The Sun 20121004
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It is a fascinating insight on the way fashion has changed and developed over 3,000 years. -- Kate Maloney * Daily Express * Wonderful photography and interesting facts make this book ideal to browse through at your leisure. It's stunning and a real keep-safe. A must have for all fashionistas. -- Natasha Harding * The Sun *
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About DK

Specially commissioned foreword by fashion guru Caryn Franklin.

Contributor Judith Watt is the author of several books on fashion and a lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
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