1,000 Dresses: The Fashion Design Resource

Overview

The study of the dress can reveal a wealth of information that can epitomize an era and provide insight into the historical, social, and cultural context of the time. Here, in this comprehensive library of 1,000 garments, the authors explore and document all aspects of the dress, from its evolution and impact on the fashion industry to its ability to move from functional garment to art form. A directory of dresses is organized by style, with variations for each. Cut, construction, embellishments, proportion, ...

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Overview

The study of the dress can reveal a wealth of information that can epitomize an era and provide insight into the historical, social, and cultural context of the time. Here, in this comprehensive library of 1,000 garments, the authors explore and document all aspects of the dress, from its evolution and impact on the fashion industry to its ability to move from functional garment to art form. A directory of dresses is organized by style, with variations for each. Cut, construction, embellishments, proportion, symmetry, volume and more are reviewed. Explored varieties include:

• Day Dress • Shift Dress • Shirtdress • Pinafore • Sundress • Knit Dress • Coatdress • Cultural Influences • Special Occasion

With a glossary of terms and more than 1,000 stunning full-color illustrations, 1,000 Dresses: The Fashion Design Resource is a veritable dress bible. It is a must-have resource for anyone who is passionate about fashion.
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"I am thrilled that Herve Leger by Max Azria is a part of 1000 Dresses: The Fashion Design Resource. Since I was a child and later as a fashion student and now designer, I have always turned to books and imagery as a source of inspiration and knowledge. This volume is an incredible resource because it provides a historical retrospective of how the dress has played a leading role in fashion and where it is headed for the future. I am proud to be a part of this project." —Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438003283
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2014
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 576,767
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Tracy Fitzgerald is a fashion designer with years of experience designing for both U.S. and European markets. She is the co-author of 200 Projects to Get You into Fashion, also published by Barron's in North America.

• Alison Taylor currently lectures on the Fashion BA Hons degree course at the University of West England, Bristol. She has co-authored several fashion-related books and designs and sells internationally via her Knitwear business.

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