Four Hundred Years of Fashion

Four Hundred Years of Fashion

Book - 1999
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This lively history of fashion has become a classic in its field. Based on the V+A's world famous collection, it tells the story of four centuries of men's and women's fashionable dress up to the present day.
The authoritative text explains the ever-changing shape of gowns, coats and suits while over 200 illustrations cover clothes for all times and occasions, from the magnificent 18th-century court mantua, sumptuously embroidered with silver thread, to Vivienne Westwood's psychedelic punk outfit. Also included are a wide range of fashion accessories such as shoes, fans, hats, buttons, buckles and even undergarments.
From the ornate richness of satin doublets to the cool minimalism of the 1990s, 400 Years of Fashion is an indispensable introduction for students or anyone with an interest in fashion and period costume.
Publisher: London : V&A Publications, [1999], c1984
ISBN: 9781851773015
Branch Call Number: REF 391.009 Gin 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 176 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,29 cm
Alternative Title: Fashion


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