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Fashion

The Definitive History of Costume and Style
(Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Fashion


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"From simple to sophisticated, elegant to excessive, what we wear says who we are. "Fashion" is the ultimate visual guide to everything ever worn. From the extravagance of Ancient Egypt, through the legendary fashion houses of Chanel and Dior, to the latest cutting-edge labels, this gorgeous collection of costume and dress shows how fashion reflects people and places, and captures the times in which they lived."--P. [4] of cover.
Title: Fashion
the definitive history of costume and style
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, DK Publishing,, c2012
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 480 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,31 cm
Statement of Responsibility: [produced in association with the Smithsonian ; Smithsonian consultant, Susan Brown]
Notes: Statements of responsibility from back dust jacket flap
Includes index
Contents: The Ancient world
Medieval romance and trade
Renaissance splendor
Baroque and rococo
From revolution to frivolity
La belle epoque and the jazz age
From glamour to utility
Optimism and youth
Swinging sixties to glam rock
The designer decades
Summary: "From simple to sophisticated, elegant to excessive, what we wear says who we are. "Fashion" is the ultimate visual guide to everything ever worn. From the extravagance of Ancient Egypt, through the legendary fashion houses of Chanel and Dior, to the latest cutting-edge labels, this gorgeous collection of costume and dress shows how fashion reflects people and places, and captures the times in which they lived."--P. [4] of cover.
ISBN: 9780756698355
0756698359
Branch Call Number: 391.009 F248 2012
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A stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing. It contains everything you need to know about changing fashion and style — from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge — and information on icons like Marie Antoinette, Clara Bow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Alexander McQueen. Fashion catalogues the history of what people wear, revealing how Western fashion has been influenced by design from around the world and celebrating costume and haute couture. Popular Culture newsletter March 2013.

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