Bikinis, Bell-bottoms and Little Black Dresses: 70 Great Fashion Classics

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In the fickle world of fashion, little is certain except the sure knowledge that fashions come and go, and today’s unfashionable styles are likely to be back in vogue tomorrow. Bikinis, Bell-Bottoms and Little Black Dresses chronicles the most influential, exciting, and shocking items of clothing of the last 100 years. The trench coat, the trainer, and the miniskirt, to name only three, have all changed the way we think about our dress. Fashion journalist Kate Mulvey charts the evolution of 70 key garments, ...
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Overview


In the fickle world of fashion, little is certain except the sure knowledge that fashions come and go, and today’s unfashionable styles are likely to be back in vogue tomorrow. Bikinis, Bell-Bottoms and Little Black Dresses chronicles the most influential, exciting, and shocking items of clothing of the last 100 years. The trench coat, the trainer, and the miniskirt, to name only three, have all changed the way we think about our dress. Fashion journalist Kate Mulvey charts the evolution of 70 key garments, investigating how their individual stories have helped shape the course of fashion history. Each entry traces the origins of an unforgettable item of clothing, and explores the moment it first made an impact on the world fashion stage, as well as the garments that developed out of it, the personalities who wore it, and its continuing popularity today. With illustrations sourced from fashion features, catwalk shots, advertisements, and film stills, Bikinis, Bell-Bottoms and Little Black Dresses is an entertaining, stylish overview of modern dress that will thrill fashionistas everywhere.
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In fashion, even the most fervently followed trends are born to be broken. In her latest offering, apparel and accessory pundit Kate Mulvey (A Century of Fashion; Decades of Beauty) shows that these past favorites are anything but frivolous things; indeed, she shows persuasively that though some might evoke light chuckles today, these clothing classics form an exciting part of fashion history. A imaginatively gathered, festively illustrated paperback celebration of things you have packed away.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858945880
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers, LTD
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


KATE MULVEY is a freelance journalist, author, and broadcaster. Her articles on fashion and lifestyle have appeared in such publications as The Times, the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, She, and Red. Her previous books (as co-author) include Decades of Beauty (1998), Key Moments in Fashion (1998), and Vintage Fashion (2006).
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